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Posttraumatic stress disorder and natural disasters, are they related?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Naturaldisaster/PTSD

Natural disasters such as earthquakes, tornados or hurricanes, forest
fires, floods, volcanic eruptions, landslides, or tsunamis can cause Posttraumatic stress disorder.

Traumatic experience can cause:
Shock with disbelief
• Panic, anxiety and depression.

Flashbacks: repeated and vivid memories of the event with rapid heartbeat or sweating.
• Fear that the emotional event will be repeated

In brief: Naturaldisaster/PTSD

Natural disasters such as earthquakes, tornados or hurricanes, forest
fires, floods, volcanic eruptions, landslides, or tsunamis can cause Posttraumatic stress disorder.

Traumatic experience can cause:
Shock with disbelief
• Panic, anxiety and depression.

Flashbacks: repeated and vivid memories of the event with rapid heartbeat or sweating.
• Fear that the emotional event will be repeated
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: They can be.

A natural disaster could be the trauma from which post traumatic stress disorder develops.

In brief: They can be.

A natural disaster could be the trauma from which post traumatic stress disorder develops.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Ayman Omar
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possibly

Post-traumatic stress disorder can develop as a result of exposure to a traumatic event that results in intense anxiety, fear of loss of life, etc.
This can certainly include exposure to a natural disaster such as a hurricane, tsunami, etc.

In brief: Possibly

Post-traumatic stress disorder can develop as a result of exposure to a traumatic event that results in intense anxiety, fear of loss of life, etc.
This can certainly include exposure to a natural disaster such as a hurricane, tsunami, etc.
Dr. Ayman Omar
Dr. Ayman Omar
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