Dr. Carol North

7:40 am
Mon September 9, 2013

Vital Signs: PTSD Is Not Just About W-A-R

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A new study from psychiatrists at UT Southwestern Medical Center found nine out of ten people in their lifetime will experience a traumatic event that is a threat to life and limb. And many will develop a mental health disorder as a result. That's all the more reason for more mental health intervention as part of a disaster response.
After a natural or man-made disaster, there are emergency responders to help with physical problems. But a new study by psychiatrists at UT Southwestern Medical Center suggests also paying more attention to mental health disorders that can result as part of a disaster response. Dr. Carol North led the study.