Boston Marathon bombings left psychological scars on kids

June 4, 2014 9:36 AM

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Boston Marathon bombings left psychological scars on kids

Children who witnessed the bombings at the Boston Marathon were six times more likely to develop symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than those who didn't see the attack, new research shows.

Two to six months after the April 2013 attack, 11 percent of surveyed parents who lived within 25 miles of the bombing and ensuing manhunt said their child showed PTSD symptoms, said study author Jonathan Comer, an associate professor of psychology and psychiatry at Florida International University ...

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