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Ground Zero crews show signs of stress disorder

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NEW YORK — One in eight recovery and rescue workers who helped with the months-long cleanup at the World Trade Center showed signs of post-traumatic stress disorder three years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, a study has found.

Workers with little or no experience with disasters showed the highest frequency of PTSD, said the study, published recently in the American Journal of Psychiatry. The data come from the World Trade Center Health Registry's survey of 28,000 workers in 2003 and 2004.

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