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August 7, 2002

Trends in Drug Prescriptions Among Elderly Residents of Ontario in the Weeks After September 11, 2001

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Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2002;288(5):575-577. doi:10.1001/jama.288.5.571

To the Editor: Many residents of Manhattan appear to have experienced symptoms of acute posttraumatic stress and depression following the September 11, 2001, attack,1 similar to those experienced by survivors of other terrorist attacks and natural disasters.2,3 Following the events of September 11 and the ensuing anthrax infections, a survey found that 1 in 4 Canadians was "always or often stressed and overwhelmed," and that 4% reported visiting a health professional to help cope with their reaction to the events.4

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