MONDAY, Dec. 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Firearm injuries traumatize children, saddling them with mental health issues that include stress disorders and drug or alcohol use, according to a new study.

In all, 35% of kids injured by firearms receive a new mental health diagnosis in the following year, the research found.

That compares to a 26% rate of mental health diagnoses that follows a car crash, investigators said.

Source: For Kids, Mental Trauma From Gun Injury Far Exceeds That of Car Crashes

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