Natural Disasters and Psychological Stress

Natural Disasters and Psychological Stress….We’ve just passed the 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Even though many New Orleans residents still have not returned to the city, some believe that we can see the effects of the trauma of the hurrican

 

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Post-traumatic stress is one of the most analyzed problems in psychology, and its effects transcend to issues involving natural disasters (Neria, Nandi, & Galea, 2008). Despite such extensive studies, a lot remains to be done, more than a decade after the Hurricane Katrina hit the American Gulf…

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