Gunman James Lee's Possible Diagnosis: Paranoid Schizophrenia

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He said that if Lee did have paranoid schizophrenia, his behavior didn't fit the profile, paranoid schizophrenics are normally very passive.

"These individuals are actually quite meek and cowardly," said Lieberman. "In a show of authority and strength, they will often back down abruptly."

He emphasized, though, that Aaron Lee could have been right, and James Lee might have forced the situation to end in his shooting. Without knowing much about James Lee, it's very hard to determine what was going on in his head, Lieberman said.

Incident Likely to Affect Employees

"I'd advise these people to get treatment for PTSD [post-traumatic stress disorder]," said Pratt, referring to the network's employees who were at work during the incident.

"If they don't get proper treatment, they will most likely experience nightmares, intrusive thoughts and flashbacks," he said.

Lieberman agreed, and said while the employees probably wouldn't experience long-term effects from the standoff, they need to address what happened.

"The degree they're affected," he said, "would depend on how long [the hostages] were held, how close [the employees] were to the perpetrator and their individual vulnerability to stress-induced mental disturbance."

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