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Coping With September 11th

file photo (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

file photo (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

(Dr. Brian McDonough) Dr. Brian McDonough
Dr. Brian McDonough has been medical editor at KYW Newsradio for more...
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By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - It has been more than a decade since the terrorist attacks, but for many people – those directly affected in some way or those brought close to the horrific scene through the media – there are still physical and psychological scars.

In the years since that fateful September day we have studied the psychological impact and what we have learned is that one of the best ways of dealing with the emotions is to talk about them openly. In many ways it is more important to address these issues now than in the past.

There is a tendency to look at that day and put it away as if it was an old movie but the reality is that for those who continue to deal with the physical and psychological ramifications, it is important to continue to provide support.

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