Year: 2003 Source: Crisis, v.24, no.1, (2003), p.37-38 SIEC No: 20030544

This article discusses several psychological reactions of the American people in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 in New York. The narrator (a psychiatrist practicing in Australia) describes the flight or fight response to danger. The author theorizes that a personÕs response to danger includes a sense of humiliation when victimized. He hypothesizes that this sense of humiliation may promote suicidal behavior. (SC)