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Welcome to the City of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

By Steve Volk, Philadelphia Magazine | August 23, 2012

Stoneleigh Fellow Ted Corbin is featured in Philadelphia magazine in a piece about the impact of urban violence on rates of PTSD. 

As a result of our gun crisis, tens of thousands of Philadelphians might be suffering the same psychological trauma as people in Afghanistan and Rwanda. In a world like that, do two young boys stand a chance? PTSD has been studied most in soldiers. But in research conducted in Philadelphia, Drexel doctors John Rich and Theodore Corbin have found PTSD rates of more than 70 percent among young men who survive being shot or stabbed.

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