Global & Disaster Medicine

“….public health officials say that, in the aftermath of an extreme weather event like a hurricane, the toll of long-term psychological injuries builds in the months and years that follow, outpacing more immediate injuries and swamping the health care system long after emergency workers go home and shelters shut down. ….”


“….. As flood waters recede from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate, and survivors work to rebuild communities in Texas, Florida and the Caribbean, mental health experts warn that the hidden psychological toll will mount over time, expressed in * *

  • heightened rates of depression,
  • anxiety,
  • post-traumatic stress disorder,
  • substance abuse,
  • domestic violence,
  • divorce,
  • murder and
  • suicide. …..”

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