Behavior: Crash Trauma

Nightmares plague rescuers

For police and firemen who rushed to the scene of San Diego's disastrous air crash last September, the tragedy is not yet over. Months after a Pacific Southwest airliner collided with a small plane and plunged into a downtown neighborhood, claiming 144 lives, many of the emergency workers who confronted the human carnage were still trying to shake off the trauma. A few were paralyzed with anxiety whenever they tried to put on the uniform they wore on the day of the accident. Others suffered from hellish nightmares, insomnia, stomach ailments, migraines and partial amnesia about the terrible event....

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