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By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Over the past decade we have seen an alarming increase in the number of mass shootings here in the United States and throughout the world.READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Winter Weather Advisory In Effect For Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley As Snow Moves In
One of the unfortunate results of this is the fact that we are now able to conduct medical studies looking at the effects of this violence on survivors.
This is teaching is a great deal about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD.READ MORE: Eagles Fans At McGillin's Old Ale House Disappointed In 'Embarrassing' Loss To Buccanneers
A study in the Journal Neurology took a look at adolescent survivors of a mass shooting at a Norwegian summer camp that left 69 dead and 33 wounded.
The researchers found that there was a significantly increased risk of migraine and tension-type headaches in survivors far above expected levels.MORE NEWS: Officials Across Delaware Valley Focus On Road Preparations In Anticipation Of Snow, Rain
The researchers say that although they know a great deal about the psychological effects of these types of attacks and other extreme violence on survivors, they’re only beginning to skim the surface as they learn about physical effects.