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Am J Psychiatry. 1990 Nov;147(11):1526-30.

Children's PTSD reactions one year after a sniper attack at their school.

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UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, Child Outpatient Psychiatry, CA 90024.

Abstract

Fourteen months after a sniper attack at an elementary school, level of exposure to that event remained the primary predictor of ongoing posttraumatic stress reactions in 100 schoolchildren who were followed up. Guilt feelings and knowing the child who was killed were associated with a greater number of symptoms. Grief reactions occurred independent of degree of exposure to the event. The authors discuss the public health implications of these longitudinal findings.

PMID:
2221168
DOI:
10.1176/ajp.147.11.1526
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