Study Shows Many Living Near 9/11 Suffer From PTSD

June 14, 2008

According to a new study, one in eight Lower Manhattan residents in New York have signs of post-traumatic stress disorder following the September 11th terror attacks on the World Trade Center...New York (ChattahBox) – According to a new study, one in eight Lower Manhattan residents in New York have signs of post-traumatic stress disorder following the September 11th terror attacks on the World Trade Center.

The city Health Department carried out the study which looks at the mental health problems of residents who lived near 9/11.

According to the study, post-traumatic stress disorder was seen in residents near 9/11 up to 3 years after the attacks.

The total number of residents impacted by PTSD who were near 9/11 are similar to those first responders who were immediately on the scene.

Post-traumatic stress disorder is often linked to wars such as the war in Iraq and can cause major mental health problems.

People can suffer from depression, nightmares, and more.

It is important for those suffering from PTSD to be checked and treated for it appropriately.


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