EMT family members most shaken after Sept. 11, 2001
By CARL CAMPANILE
New York Post
Children in emergency medical technicians' families were the most shell-shocked following the Sept. 11 attacks, a new study has found.
Nearly one in five showed symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, according to the study by Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute.
That's three times the rate of post-traumatic stress among children from firefighters' families, and nearly double the rate among children of police or civilians.
The survey found that 18.9 percent of public-school students with EMT parents or relatives had "probable" PTSD six months after 9/11.