By KYW Medical Editor Dr. Brian McDonough
(09/26/01) There have been several reports that as many as 70 percent of Americans have experienced some form of depression since the bombings over two weeks ago.
According to psychologists, it is quite normal to have these feelings, but at the two-week point they should start to fade.
Certainly the memory, the sorrow, and the horror should not fade, nor should the respect for those who gave their lives. But the impact should lessen in our day-to-day activities.
If you feel that you or a loved one are still experiencing severe psychological issues, it is time to get some help. Again, if it is not interfering in your lives, don't worry -- it will pass. But if you are altering your life or paralyzed by fear or having difficulty sleeping, reach out for help.