Jun 4, 2014 7:56 AM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News
Children who witnessed or lived in the area of 2013's Boston Marathon Bombing were six times more likely to develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms than those who didn't see the attack.
Less than half a percent of children in the overall population have PTSD, but 11 percent of kids exposed to the bombing or manhunt showed behavior problems, anxiety, and moodiness six months later.
Experts say parents should limit their children's exposure to media coverage of tragic events and give them an opportunity to ask questions.
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