Dr. Margaret Altemus

Bereaved Children of 9/11 Victims Suffered High Rates of Psychiatric Illness

Source: http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/528209/?sc=rsmn

Source: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center/Weill Cornell Medical College

Released: Mon 19-Mar-2007, 16:00 ET

Bereaved Children of 9/11 Victims Suffered High Rates of Psychiatric Illness

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DR. CYNTHIA PFEFFER, DR. MARGARET ALTEMUS, PSYCHIATRY, ANXIETY DISORDER, POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER, PTSD, SEPT. 11, BEREAVEMENT, DEPRESSION

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The rate of psychiatric illness among children who lost a parent in the Sept. 11, 2001, World Trade Center attack doubled -- from about 32 to nearly 73 percent -- in the years following the event, according to a new study from researchers at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Newswise — The rate of psychiatric illness among children who lost a parent in the Sept. 11, 2001, World Trade Center attack doubled -- from about 32 to nearly 73 percent -- in the years following the event, according to a new study from researchers at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.