Geographic distance and direct trauma exposures are associated with an increased risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a new study that examines data from employees of New York City companies affected by the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC). The paper is being published online first by the […]
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A new study finds probable post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) continues to be associated with early arrival at the World Trade Center for New York City firefighters who participated in rescue and recovery efforts on September 11, 2001. The article is being posted online by Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, a journal published by the […]
Researchers analyzed data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 1999, 2002 and 2007 National Health Interview Surveys. The study primarily focused on comparisons of results between the 2002 and 2007 surveys, which included, respectively, 30,080 adults (over 18 years old) from 44,540 households and 23,393 adults from 40,377 households. Praying about health issues […]
Two related studies released by this week by Geisinger Health System researchers identify specific genetic risks associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and help identify key psychosocial predictors that may lead to PTSD. The study was led by Joseph Boscarino, Ph.D., MPH, senior investigator for the Geisinger Center for Health Research.
In a new study published in the current issue of the Journal of Behavioral Medicine, researchers from the University of Denver, the University at Buffalo and the University of California, Irvine, report that after a collective trauma – defined as a traumatic event that happens simultaneously to a large number of people (9/11, in this […]
Nearly 10 years after the greatest human-made disaster in U.S. history – the destruction of the World Trade Center (WTC) towers – there has been little research documenting the attacks’ consequences among those most directly affected: the survivors who escaped the World Trade Center towers. In a study just released by Columbia University’s Mailman School […]