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Women Victims of 26/11 Mumbai Terror Attacks: A Psychological Perspective


Women Victims of 26/11 Mumbai Terror Attacks: A Psychological Perspective

Abstract: 

Terrorism can affect anyone and anywhere around the world. Over the past few decades, many people around the world have suffered loss, injury and became victims of terrorism. By attacking innocent people, the terrorist hopes to strike fear in all those who can identify with the victims. This paper focuses on the psychological imbalance caused due to the terror attack on 26th November 2008 at Mumbai. The study identifies the occurrence and persistence of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Depressive Disorder and the Coping Strategies adopted by women victims of 26/11 Mumbai attacks. Findings reveal that women victims were affected by psychological disorders like PTSD and depression.

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Thomas, Sharon P. and M. Priyamvadha. 2015. "Women Victims of 26/11 Mumbai Terror Attacks: A Psychological Perspective." Madhya Pradesh Journal of Social Sciences 20 (June): 17-27. http://mpissr.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/MPJSS-20-1-Jun-2015-1.pdf#page=23

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