Your Brain After a Hurricane

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The widespread destruction and distress caused by natural disasters can result in extremely negative effects on mental health, both individually and collectively.  Whether the disaster is unpredictable (like an earthquake) or occurs with limited notice (like a hurricane) such events are shocking, frightening and dangerous.

People who experience these incidents are subject to adverse economic, social and psychological effects that can last many years.  A recent study of a devastating flood that occurred in China in 1998 concluded that nearly sixteen ...

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