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Coping with anxiety from Marathon bombings

Anger, frustration, a sense of helplessness, depression, overwhelming fear. Mental health experts say people in Boston should expect to feel a range of those emotions over the next few days as they try to process the horrors of Monday’s Marathon bombing and the frantic search for the perpetrators.

There’s often no way to predict how a person will cope with a traumatic event such as a terrorist attack, but Wynn Schwartz, a professor of psychology at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, said it’s helpful to have people to share feelings with, whether a close friend, loved one, or professional counselor.

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