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Letter to the Editor

Resilience in the Aftermath of Terrorism and During Warzone Exposure: Is It Religiousness or Is It Number of Blood Relatives?

H. Stefan Bracha, MD, and Kentaro Hayashi, PhD

Published: July 14, 2006

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Sir: The carefully constructed study by Kaplan et al.1 is a major contribution to the literature on stress resilience. The authors concluded that "Religiousness combined with common ideological convictions and social cohesion was associated with substantial resilience as compared to a secular metropolitan urban population."1(p1146) Kaplan et al. should also be lauded for emphasizing the limitations of this study.

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Volume: 67

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