New Study Shows Prolonged Site Exposure Among World Trade Center First Responders Is Associated with Cognitive Dysfunction
More than sixteen years after the horrific terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, there is still a large segment of the first responders that suffers from cognitive dysfunction as a result of their rescue and recovery efforts. Two leading explanations include the exposure to contaminated dust during their time on-site and severe and chronic post-traumatic stress disorder.
Cognitive Decline and PTSD Symptoms Linked In Large Study Of Civilian Women
In research published this month in Depression and Anxiety, a large cohort of female nurses participating in the Nurses’ Health Study II were invited to complete a self-administered, online version of the Cogstate Brief Battery to assess their psychomotor, attention, visual learning and working memory abilities.