Psychologie en Gezondheid

, Volume 36, Issue 3, pp 147-152

First online:

De behandeling van traumagerelateerde klachten na rampen en mogelijke dilemma’s

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The treatment of trauma-related complaints after disasters and possible dilemmas.

This article presents the characteristics of trauma-related complaints that people can show after being exposed to disasters. Several criteria and corresponding dilemmas with regard to deciding on the need for treatment are discussed. Finally, an overview is provided of evidence-based and best-practice treatment modalities for people with trauma-related complaints after being exposed to disasters, including imaginary and in vivo exposure, EMDR, cognitive therapy, and writing exercises.