PTSD Particularly Common Among People Exposed To Mass Shootings

The AP (10/3, Tanner) reports that people who survived this week’s shootings in Las Vegas may be at risk for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Also at risk for “psychological fallout” are first responders, medical staff, eyewitnesses, and bystanders. Studies indicate “PTSD is particularly common among people exposed to mass shootings versus other types of trauma, with rates as high as 90 percent reported” by some researchers.

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— “Concert shooting puts many at risk for post-traumatic stress,” Associated Press, October 4, 2017.

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