Washington, D.C. Shootings


Guests:

Dr. Edward Hallowell
*Child and Adult Psychiatrist (specializes in anxiety)
*Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
*Director, The Hallowell Center, Sudbury, Mass.
*Author of several books most recently, Worry: Hope and Help for a Common Condition (Ballantine, 2002)

Since Wednesday, Oct. 2, eight people in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. have been shot — six fatally. The victims all seem to have been chosen randomly. Since the outbreak of shootings, many parents have accompanied their kids to school or kept them at home. Some adults are increasingly anxious, admitting they're nervous about a routine trip to the grocery store or gas station. Stastically, these fears may seem irrational, but nonetheless, they are real. Host Neal Conan talks to anxiety expert Dr. Edward Hallowell about how the sniper attacks are resonating with Americans.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.