99/11 attacks lead to more study of post-traumatic stress disorder
There are widespread symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder among those connected to the attacks. Mental-health professionals have a greater understanding of the disorder from studying them.
Two women hold each other as they watch the World Trade Center burn on Sept…. (Ernesto Mora / Associated Press)
September 05, 2011|By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times
For New York City resident Esperanza Muñoz, the attack on the World Trade Centers is not over 10 years later — not by a long shot. At odd moments, the stench of death still rises to her nose, and the 55-year-old woman slides into a haze of nausea and tears. She suffers headaches and is awakened several times a week by nightmares of headless bodies and shoes with bits of feet left inside. She dreads the sound of sirens or a passing plane.