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“Mental Health and Hurricane Sandy: What Can We Expect, What Can We Do?”

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This November 7, 2012 article on the HuffPost Healthy Living website talks about some of the myths and facts about the impact something like Hurricane Sandy may have on people, and warns that there are other disorders to watch for beyond PTSD, and that if people are focused on only looking for PTSD they may not see the symptoms of other diagnoses.  The article does indicate PTSD can result from a natural disaster, but there is a progression of symptoms that tends to lead up to it.

“Recovering after a Disaster or Emergency” (Red Cross)

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The above link is one that may be of use to folks on the east coast as “Frankenstorm” (aka Hurricane Sandy) wreaks havoc on us, but also for other types of disasters that can happen on smaller scales ranging from fires to floods to earthquakes to chemical spills.

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