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The role of PTSD in mass shootings –– a Q&A

Just hours after former Marine Ian David Long killed himself and 12 other people at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks Wednesday night, observers speculated that post-traumatic stress disorder played a role in the attack.

The Ventura County sheriff alluded to it. One of Long's former roommates in Reseda mentioned it. Even the president of the United States said it.

But psychology experts say it is premature to suggest that Long suffered from

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