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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.