Terrorism and the adolescent: A review

Alyssa Abo, Gil Zalsman*

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In recent years suicide bombings have became a part of life in Israel. Adolescents seem to be more vulnerable to the issues of life and death since they have to choose psychologically whether to live or die ("the fourth organizer"). The reaction to terrorism in this age group is unique. After September 11th, a great interest on the subject has arisen in the United States and some new data has been gathered. One of the important messages is that terrorism does not simply equal trauma. The aim of this article is to review current literature on emotional reaction, impact, and therapeutic strategies to terrorism in the adolescent population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-206
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2003


  • Adolescence
  • Israel
  • Suicide bombs
  • Terrorism
  • Violence


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