AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 26, Number 2, 2017

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First Study Examines PTSD & Cognitive Impairment in World Trade Center Responders

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WTC reponder population – many now in their early 50s – replicates link between PTSD and cognitive impairment seen in veterans

New research confirms the connection between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and cognitive impairment – in this case, among those who helped with search, rescue and clean-up efforts following the 2001 World Trade Center (WTC) attacks. “To our knowledge, this is the first study to examine the association of PTSD and major depressive disorder (MDD) with cognitive impairment in a large group of civilian World Trade Center responders without head injury,” said Sean A. Coulston, PhD, first author on the article. To read more, click here.

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