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Will Cleveland Kidnapping Victims Be Able to Overcome Trauma?
May 9, 2013

 

Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were all found on May 6, about a decade after each went missing from the same stretch of road in Cleveland. The women were in their teens or early 20s when they were allegedly abducted, then held in brutal captivity by suspect Ariel Castro. Officials said that the women were confined in a basement for some time, appeared to have been bound with chains and ropes and could not leave the house throughout the ordeal.

"These people are going to be profoundly affected by the experience that they've undergone, and will clearly be indelibly changed by it," Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman, chief of psychiatry at NY-Presbyterian/Columbia in New York City and president-elect of the American Psychiatric Association, told CBSNews.com.

 

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-204_162-57583568/will-the-cleveland-kidnapping-victims-and-their-families-be-able-to-overcome-their-traumatic-experiences/

 

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