Posts Tagged ‘ 9/11 ’


Sunday, August 25th, 2013

PTSD among Firefighters 12 Years Following the Collapse of the World Trade Center First-responders are those rescuers that are first to arrive at any catastrophic event – whether “natural” (such as a flood or earthquake) or man-made (such as a terrorist attack). The knowledge obtained by studying enduring psychological reactions among rescuers has far-reaching public health implications. Read more…

Acute Stress Disorder

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

The Twin-Tower attacks on 9/11 directly exposed thousands of New York residents to the horror of a near-death experience. This was associated with a sense of dread and impending doom, and accompanied by the witnessing of mayhem, and collective chaos. This is a report of a victim with Acute Stress Disorder.