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Daniel Schechter

Human Bonds Can Buffer the Effects of Trauma or Serve as Vehicle for Transmission, Says P&S' Schechter

Terrorism has a way of creating a mental health pathogen, and human bonds, relationships, can make people resilient or vulnerable, says Daniel Schechter, assistant professor of clinical psychiatry. The book "September 11: Trauma and Human Bonds," which Schechter co-edited with Columbia professors Susan Coates and Jane Rosenthal, reports that human bonds can buffer the effects of trauma or serve as a vehicle for transmission of trauma.

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Shot: Aug 06, 2003
Published: Sept 12, 2003
Last modified:Jan 29, 2004