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MSU grad student authors personal account of sexual assault and PTSD

A Michigan State University doctoral student in neuroscience has written a book about sexual assault and how post traumatic stress disorder affects women. Apryl Pooley is the author of “Shadow Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Journey Through PTSD and Womanhood”.Pooley describes herself as one of those kids who took honors classes, played tennis and was active in her church youth group. Her life took a turn, though, when she was assaulted at the age of 17.

Current State’s Scott Pohl talks with Apryl Pooley about her life, her work and her book.

Scott Pohl is a general assignment news reporter and produces news features and interviews. He is also an alternate local host on NPR's "Morning Edition."
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