The author provides data regarding psychiatric symptoms reported by 102
persons who had experienced the collapse of two skywalks in the lobby of
the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kansas City, Mo. Those interviewed were injured
victims, guests of the hotel who were not injured, and rescue workers. They
were interviewed within 5 months of the disaster. Virtually all of the
subjects had psychiatric symptoms; only slight differences were found among
those who were victims, observers, or rescuers.