The speaker pointed out that individuals who experience terrorist attacks, security escalations or serious traffic accidents often face a similar situation. He stressed that the majority of these individuals, at least 80%, will experience severe PTSD symptoms in the hours, days, and even the first month or two after the event. However, most of them manage to reorganize their lives and stop experiencing these symptoms without the need for treatment.
The professor explained that it has been about a month and a half since the severe events, and those who still have symptoms at this stage are considered post-traumatic. While it was difficult to estimate what percentage of participants fell into this category, it was probably around ten percent. In addition to them, many more individuals encounter difficult situations and struggle to overcome them, requiring treatment.
As for the number of Israelis defined as post-traumatic, the professor put the most conservative figure at around 30,000. However, he expected the number to be much higher due to the lack of qualified professionals to treat such problems. The professor also spoke about the long-term struggle that is expected in the next ten to twenty years and the need for new treatments such as technological advancements.
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