Psychiatrist: Majority Of People End Up Doing OK After Trauma.

On the front of its Science Times section, the New York Times (12/18, D1, Quenqua, Subscription Publication) reports, “For young people exposed to gun trauma — like the students of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. — the road to recovery can be long and torturous, marked by anxiety, nightmares, school trouble and even substance abuse. Witnessing lethal violence ruptures a child’s sense of security, psychiatrists say, leaving behind an array of emotional and social challenges that are not easily resolved.” However, Glenn Saxe, MD, chairman of child and adolescent psychiatry at NYU Langone Medical Center, stated, “The data shows that the majority of people after a trauma, including a school assault, will end up doing OK.”

Related Links:

— “Children Can Usually Recover From Emotional Trauma, “Douglas Quenqua, The New York Times, December 17, 2012.

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