Children near Boston Marathon bombing exhibited symptoms of PTSD, study finds

June 3, 2014 2:10 PM

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Children near Boston Marathon bombing exhibited symptoms of PTSD, study finds

Children who witnessed the Boston Marathon bombings were at a much greater risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than children who didn’t see the attack, HealthDay News reported.

For a new study published in the journal Pediatrics, researchers from Boston University surveyed 460 parents living within a 25-mile radius of the 2013 bombings and the subsequent manhunt. The parents’ children were either at the marathon or witnessed the ensuing media coverage on television.

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