Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Trauma and PTSD
That could include students who were in the cafeteria at the time of the shooting, those who had a friend who was killed or injured, or those who provided first aid to someone who was hurt.
In her research following a 2001 shooting at Santana High School in Santee, Calif., Brymer found that about 12 percent of the 1,160 students screened had some symptoms of PTSD nine months later.
And nearly a quarter of the students who were directly exposed to the violence suffered from some degree of PTSD nine months later, according to the study.