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Trauma at Fort McMurray can lead to PTSD: Dr. Kamkar

May 10, 2016

CP24 | May. 9, 2016

Nat­ur­al dis­as­ters rep­re­sent a sig­nif­i­cant risk to the men­tal health of trau­ma sur­vivors. The dev­as­ta­tion in Fort McMur­ray is one such exam­ple. Research shows that those exposed to such nat­ur­al dis­as­ters are vul­ner­a­ble to men­tal health prob­lems, includ­ing increased feel­ings of anx­i­ety and fear for safe­ty.  Post Trau­mat­ic Stress Dis­or­der is the most fre­quent and dis­abling psy­cho­log­i­cal dis­or­der that occurs fol­low­ing nat­ur­al and human-made dis­as­ters says Dr. Katy Kamkar, Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor with­in the Depart­ment of Psy­chi­a­try, Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to. Read more.