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Can You Get PTSD From Watching Murder Videos Online?

Can You Get PTSD From Watching Murder Videos Online?

http://www.vice.com/read/can-you-get-ptsd-from-watching-murder-videos-online

But some experts believe the context doesn’t really matter, because whether or not the intentions are good, watching someone die can have real and lasting psychological effects.

“I do not believe the intent of the distributor makes a difference in how traumatic the viewer’s response is,” Dr. Dion Metzger, a psychiatrist with an expertise in PTSD and trauma from mass media told VICE. “The level of trauma is based on the content of the video and also heightened if the viewer identifies with the victim.”