By Amy Norton 

HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, May 23, 2023 (HealthDay News) — For people who survive gunshot wounds, the trauma may leave mental scars that worsen with time, a new study finds.

Among 87 adults treated for gun injuries at a Wisconsin trauma center, many had worsening symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression six months later.

The findings, published May 22 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, come from one of the few studies that has tracked the long-term mental health of gunshot victims.

For years, gun violence research was stymied in the United States after Congress suspended federal funding for it in…


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