The book “Why Are Americans Obsessed with Guns, And Willing to Pay a High Price for Them?” discusses the issues of gun violence in American society. In this book, the author examines this issue from a historical and clinical perspective.
Hundreds of thousands of children and families have been affected by gun violence for many years. Most families and survivors of gun violence suffer Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which causes anxiety and depression. Some of these patients even took years to recover fully. Unfortunately, the emotional and psychological wounds of these people are often unrecognized. No one has studied the long-term psychological effects on these young people.
Dr. Ahmed expertly shares his analysis and outlook as a psychiatrist in every data presented. Focusing on where proactive change can and should take place, Dr. Ahmed advocates for expanded public education efforts to combat the epidemic of gun ownership and resultant violence in the United States. His arguments are thorough and cogent, and, if adopted by policymakers, this will help stem the plague of gun vin American society.