The Hurricanes and PTSD

The recent hurricanes have caused extensive damage in Texas, Florida, and the Caribbean.  However, if left unaddressed there may also be mental health problems such as PTSD.

Having to go through an experience like a natural disaster can be a life-changing event that causes a range of symptoms. People may feel anxious, have nightmares, be irritable, have difficulty sleeping, and other problems. These can resolve within a few months at most. However, for some, the trauma could last much longer if left untreated.

Read the full article here:  Mental Health Tool of Hurricanes Likely to Linger, Experts Say.