No, not for the entire population of "elderly" Americans. I would suggest a insignificant number have any mental problems associated with the events you mention. Mental state has two major components: heredity and environment. Heredity is your family history and the genetic component of your biology. The environment portion come from your association with other people and your lifestyle, which includes injuries. We humans are far more effected my personal events, illness, and personal beliefs that any one major catastrophe in history.
There are over 300 million people living in America. One out of every 8 is 65 or over, that is about 40 million seniors. It would very much noticed if a majority, or a minority, of these folks suffered any altered mental state brought on by the destruction and deaths cause on September 11th, 2001.
· 8 years ago