Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Don't blame PTSD for Afghan shooting

While many in the media have speculated that PTSD was behind a soldier's recent shooting rampage in Afghanistan which left 16 people dead, it's unlikely that this is really the case."Post-traumatic stress disorder has a cluster of symptoms, and violence, or violence against, others is not usually considered part of that diagnosis," Paul Newhouse, a professor of psychiatry at Vanderbilt University and a former Army psychiatrist, told CNN. "So I think it's more likely that we're going to discover that there was some either psychotic illness or delusional condition or some evidence that this person was more seriously deranged or impaired than we would typically see in PTSD."


Mental illness more likely behind Afghan shooting than PTSD, psychiatrist says -

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