July 1st 2002
The tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001, brought so much public attention to mental health care that the National Institute of Mental Health has awarded several grants for the study of the needs incurred following these attacks. Grants were given to Cynthia Pfeffer, M.D.; David Vlahov, Ph.D., and Gerry Fairbrother, Ph.D.; Rose Zimering, Ph.D.; Charles Marmar, M.D.; Hector Bird, M.D.; Edna Foa Ph.D., and Rachel Yehuda, Ph.D.; Joseph LeDoux, Ph.D.; Daphne Simeon M.D.; and Joann Difede, Ph.D. These researchers from various universities and institutions were given grants to support or continue research on topics such as Sept. 11's effects on mental health symptoms, disorders and care service use; posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other disorders in children as a result of losing a parent in the attacks; and PTSD in clinicians treating victims of the attacks.