Acute Stress Disorder Likely for Gym Shooting Survivors

The psychological impact on the women who survived Tuesday's shooting at a Pittsburgh health club will likely be exacerbated because the incident occurred in a location considered to be a safe haven and an unlikely backdrop of a brutal killing spree. "Traumatic events, especially when they're so utterly sudden and unpredictable and in a safe place like a health club, are that much harder to cope with," said Dr. Paul Ragan, an associate professor of psychiatry at Vanderbilt University in...Full Story
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