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Psychological burden after 11 September tragedy

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 01 May 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:0205138
  1. Kay Seong-Ngoo1
  1. 1Aberdeen

There is a substantial psychological impact among the residents of Manhattan after the 11 September terrorist attack in New York, according to an evaluation of psychosomatic disorders by a team of epidemiologists. They found many cases of acute post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression after the unprecedented catastrophe. People directly exposed to the event are more likely to suffer from PTSD; victims with losses due to the tragedy are more vulnerable to ongoing depression.

About 3000 lives were lost, and many of those …

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