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The bombings in Boston Police suspicious packages sent to President Obama senator wicker of Mississippi and now a scare -- Capitol Hill.
How what does it do for our mental health what does it do for a hot right said doctor Marc Siegel of the folks he's.
Medical -- team is here this sort of climate of fear and -- sudden.
-- -- The did the emotional toll it takes.
Almost -- to -- we see some of those terrible terrible images from Boston what does all -- that did to us and what is the best way to deal with it.
Jonathan you have to understand we think people think that we're irrational at all times and that were assessing risk and that information like this helps us.
Because it helps us personally to know our wrist.
But we're wrong we're wrong about that because in the heart of the brain is an organ -- -- big bill which is a fear -- it's it's a heavy emotion or -- And scientists like to say it's a hard wiring of the brain so that means it it predominance.
And so do you see these images on TV and -- you see the menu.
Become a boy -- are almost you personalize them and you think.
You could be next even if you know that your chances are slim unit even if you read somewhere if I tell you well 700000 people die of heart disease every year and but you know we only lost a few in Boston terrible and terrible that people got -- -- lost their limbs and a hundred and over 170 injured.
But you know the statistical chances of you dying of heart disease 700000 a year is much greater than you're ever being hit by a roadside bomb -- receiving a package that is rice and in the but terrorists know that about that a big bill.
They know that we're sitting ducks for anything that's unknown or mysterious.
You don't know when it's gonna get you you can't control -- we.
We especially in America.
Hate the idea of losing control and we equate.
That loss of control a personal day after we had I was so what is the best way to deal with that there's a lot of -- won his courage.
And -- that's one of the reasons I like to tell the story of in Boston of the medical responders -- Who forgot about -- who were worrying about the packages nearby that went in there stabilize these patients got them to the hospital the surgeons now working through the night and that's a courageous story we should be telling that to our kids that's what we should be telling them.
Not about fear.
How to overcome fear that's that's 11 way empathy is another.
That's something we get right on TV because we're teaching people to care for the people that were in that situation so.
Those emotions go through the same senator in the brain like have the feel like courage and as there laughter ray antidotes to for -- -- would indeed it did is what the adult doctors -- it's.
One of the things to focus on I always think in these situations and something that you see.
I think you see in war zones everywhere you you see it.
You see it among the Israeli population when -- being bombed you -- Gaza frankly that -- -- to -- -- to but in a similar way it is.
Is that the worst of humanity.
Does bring out the best as well and we shouldn't forget.
That know are absolutely right in and as the doctor says I mean I think that's one great thing that that television has done the media has done.
In these circumstances and constantly focusing on the -- responses and and building up people's courage you know what's interesting I think is bit.
I thought that the reaction in the Boston Marathon problem was somewhat muted in in in people on me -- I didn't see any you know tremendous fear -- nation that night.
Although although I would disagree that slightly to that you're right it's not the same as 9/11 where -- when there was a national.
-- almost -- national post traumatic stress disorder posttraumatic stress disorder should really be confined to people that go through the actual event.
But I would but here's where we differ with you I'd bet that everyone watching -- that are going out there.
If they hear a loud noise is their reaction is greater than it once you have a few -- Erica all right don't -- good gonna get to a break -- but thank you very much great to get your thoughts and if you want more.
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Fear and the bombings in Boston what's normal what's not we.
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