Inherited Stress

New Yorkers just marked the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. As many of the rescue workers deal with the physical illnesses they contracted from working at the attack site, many survivors are also dealing with mental trauma, largely post-traumatic stress disorder. Among the people directly exposed to the attacks were some 1,700 pregnant women, says the Guardian's Mo Costandi, and some of those women went on to develop PTSD.

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