After sandy Hurricane Psychologists warn the mental health effects of it could be powerful. Sandy is a natural disaster so it is ‘A1′ stressor in the diagnoses of acute stress disorder in the first month after the event and post-traumatic stress disorder, at least a month after the event, Director of Psychology Training at Montefiore Medical Center.

It is expected that many people can display symptoms of acute stress disorder even if they did not directly experience effects of Sandy. The symptoms could include insomnia, irritability, feeling numb or detached from others, restlessness, or feeling in a daze. Many of these effects are likely to be temporary.

Fortunately, people are quite resilient and for many of these people, the symptoms will begin to abate on their own over time, as long as they have a healthy support system that enables them to talk about what happened and how they feel about it and do their best to return to as close to as normal routine as they can manage, under the circumstances,” he said.

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