Month: November 2014

Report: Yale’s Recommendations for Support of Newtown Shooter Largely Unheeded

The gunman in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings showed an early preoccupation with violence, became increasingly isolated, and had been diagnosed with autism, anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder — but he received minimal treatment, according to a report released Friday.

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Child Advocate Report: Yale’s Psych Recommendations for Lanza Weren’t Sent or Included in Ed Records

Even though the parents of the gunman who took the lives of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School allowed doctors from Yale to share information with the school system, not all of the information was transmitted, according to a new report Friday from the Office of the Child Advocate.

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Report: Medical, School Professionals Missed Chances to Help Sandy Hook Shooter

Medical professionals and school staff missed multiple opportunities to help Adam Lanza with his severe emotional and psychiatric disorders before he burst into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, 2012, and shot dead 20 children and six educators, a Connecticut state review panel has concluded.

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Adam Lanza’s Mental Problems ‘Completely Untreated’ Before Newtown Shootings, Report Says

The report, based on a comprehensive examination of the medical and school histories of Mr. Lanza, 20, found he was “completely untreated in the years before the shooting” for psychiatric and physical ailments like anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder, and was also deprived of recommended services and drugs.

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Newtown Shooter’s Background Report Released

A new report on Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza finds he was mentally ill, anorexic, and untreated by his mother. There were troubling warning signs, but they weren’t picked up on.

“…Mrs. Lanza’s approach to trying to help him was to actually shelter him and protect him and pull him further away from the world, and that proved unfortunately to be a tragic mistake,” said Dr. Julian Ford of the Department of Psychiatry at the UConn Health Center.

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