Cognitive impairment among World Trade Center responders: Long-term implications of re-experiencing the 9/11 terrorist attacks

@inproceedings{Clouston2016CognitiveIA,
  title={Cognitive impairment among World Trade Center responders: Long-term implications of re-experiencing the 9/11 terrorist attacks},
  author={Sean Clouston and Roman Kotov and R. H. Pietrzak and Benjamin J. Luft and A. Mariano Gonz{\'a}lez and M Richards and Camilo J Ruggero and Avron S. Spiro and Evelyn J. Bromet},
  booktitle={Alzheimer's & dementia},
  year={2016}
}
INTRODUCTION During the World Trade Center (WTC) attacks, responders who helped in search, rescue, and recovery endured multiple traumatic and toxic exposures. One-fifth subsequently developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD has been linked to dementia in veterans. This study examined the association between WTC-related PTSD and cognitive impairment (CI) in WTC responders. METHODS A one-third sample of responders (N = 818) reporting for annual monitoring visits were screened for… CONTINUE READING
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