Survivors of Mass Shooting Incidents: The Response of Mental Health

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Abstract

Public mass shooting incidents have been increasing in frequency yet there are only a few methodologically rigorous studies of the mental health effects on directly exposed survivors. Rates of posttraumatic stress disorder and major depressive disorder following mass shooting incidents appear to be similar to rates of these disorders following other disasters. Therefore, until research elucidates differences between mass shooting victims and victims of other disasters, a mental health emergency response similar to that described for other disasters is warranted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Mental Health
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages269-274
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780123970459
ISBN (Print)9780123977533
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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Disasters
Survivors
Mental Health
Disaster Victims
Major Depressive Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Emergencies
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Keywords

  • Directly exposed survivors
  • Disaster psychiatry
  • Epidemiology
  • Gun violence
  • Mass violence
  • Mental health response
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder
  • Public mass shootings
  • Survivors
  • Trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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Survivors of Mass Shooting Incidents : The Response of Mental Health. / Ali, Osman M; North, Carol S.

Encyclopedia of Mental Health: Second Edition. Elsevier Inc., 2015. p. 269-274.

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Ali, Osman M ; North, Carol S. / Survivors of Mass Shooting Incidents : The Response of Mental Health. Encyclopedia of Mental Health: Second Edition. Elsevier Inc., 2015. pp. 269-274
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