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Exclusive: Two-thirds of adults involved in the fire believed to need stress disorder treatment

Two-thirds of the adults who survived or were affected by the Grenfell fire have shown signs that they require treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to an official report.

The document reveals that more than 2,200 people had been screened for PTSD by the end of last month, including those who lost family members, were rescued or who were evacuated from the tower and 67% of adults were assessed as needing treatment.

The findings have raised alarm within the Grenfell response teams because the proportion is so high – typically, the NHS estimates that one in three people experience PTSD when exposed to a traumatic event.


The Guardian

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