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Addressing the problem of PTSD in civilians

Post traumatic stress disorder is typically thought of as a condition that only affects veterans of war, but new research is showing an increase of civilians are being affected - particularly those who live in areas with high rates of violent crime. Research shows that Americans with traumatic injuries develop PTSD at rates comparable to war veterans. ProPublica reporter, Lois Beckett and Dr. Renee Dominguez of La Rabida Children’s Hospital, help break down the issue. (Photo: Flickr/Ralf Heß)

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