Mass Shootings Research

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Mass shooting episodes have increased over recent decade and received substantial media coverage during the last year. Multiple schools, clubs, and churches, and public places across the United States have been impacted, resulting in the deaths of innocent people. The United States has more mass shootings than any other country between 1966 and 2012. There has been shootings in public places receiving media coverage and giving the perception that they are becoming the new normal. Research is showing how mass shooting effects the mental health of individuals in their community, schools, and families. Research is showing how individuals who were not involved in mass shootings can, in fact, be impacted by it also. Mass Shooting Mass shootings are associated with a variety of adverse psychological outcomes in survivors and members of affected communities. Not much is known about the psychological effects of mass shootings on indirectly exposed populations: however, there is evidence that such events lead to a short- term increases in fears, and perceived safety. A variety of risk factors for adverse psychological outcomes have been identified, including on the implications gender, and psychological symptoms of event exposure. The higher the proximity to the attack and …show more content…

Most of the victims who developed PTSD had no previous history of a psychiatric illness. The result of pre-existing PTSD was relatively high and did not predict the presence of PTSD after the disaster. A history of other pre-disaster psychiatric disorders predicted post-disaster PTSD in women but not in men. One half of the women and one fourth of the men with post-disaster psychiatric diagnosis, especially major depression. Retrieved from. Posttraumatic stress disorder in survivors of a mass shooting. Retrieved from

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