Navigation Links
Katrina survivors face yet another downslide - mental illness

The deluge called Katrina caused indelible havoc, visible by the huge numbers of homes razed to the ground, rocking the very edifice of its victims’ lives.// The intangible consequences, not apparent on the face of it, but that which goes far deeper, is the state of mind of the survivors, torn by memories of the disaster, resulting in many forms of mental ailments - a study revealed.

The study has shown that nearly 15% of the residents of the countries and parishes, which faced the onslaught, suffer from many forms of mental ailment- depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

The data revealed that about 11% suffer acute mental illness, compared with the 6% figure before the Katrina struck. Surprisingly, the suicide rates had declined, though this trend is not new, opine researchers. The sentiment that reigns during times of crisis ensures people muster the strength to survive odds, instead of giving up on life.

"Suicide rates always go down in times of war. ... People pull together," says Ronald Kessler of Harvard Medical School, who also led the study.

Psychiatrist Eugenio Rothe of the University of Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital said "We did a study in Miami after Hurricane Andrew. The first year, people were busy getting through the day, rebuilding, and getting their lives back in order. Then it hits them how much they've lost. They start mourning their losses." This is reason enough to be concerned about the mental state of the hurricane survivors.


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Lady Doctor from Nepal to Help Katrina victims
2. Indian doctors in America help Katrina victims
3. Lead levels in disturbed soil post-Katrina unsafe
4. Hurricane Hangover: Katrina Still Haunts
5. Genetic Experts of Hopkins Assists In Identifying Hurricane Katrina Victims
6. Aging Families Continue Struggle in Katrina Aftermath
7. Charity Hospital - A year after Katrina hit New Orleans…
8. Mercy Killing Charge Refuted by Katrina Doctor
9. Authors Review Astrodome Medical Response to Hurricane Katrina
10. Noah, the Great Survivor of Katrina
11. Gujarat quake-Rescue teams give up hope of finding more survivors
Post Your Comments:

(Date:10/13/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2015 , ... ... solution provider of IBM software products, introduced a new company, RightSensor™ LLC, an ... and data communications capability. RightSensor™ provides a fully-managed approach for customers requiring ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... ... 13, 2015 , ... Dr. Poneh Ghasri, dentist in West Hollywood , ... The research, which was conducted at the Dental Institute at King's College London in ... stress during pregnancy and future dental health in the child. For years, researchers have ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... ... October 13, 2015 , ... A child without a healthy mouth is ... the leading remote invisible aligner system, has joined with Global Dental Relief ... For each aligner treatment plan purchased, SmileCareClub will donate one clinic visit to a ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... Hills, CA (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2015 ... ... management and workflow solutions, announced today their Title Sponsorship of Synergy 2015. The ... in Henderson, NV at Green Valley Ranch and will unite customers, partners, WennSoft ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... ... October 13, 2015 , ... ... Illinois with more than 59,000 emergency department visits per year, today announced the ... T-System, to help improve clinical, operational and financial outcomes. , In ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/13/2015)... 2015  Kay Elledge, M.D., an established South ... of Obstetrics and Gynecology (FACOG) for the past ... Genuine Self Medical Laser Center where she provides ... of Breast Cancer Awareness Month , the ... MonaLisa Touch treatments initiated in the month ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... 13, 2015  Human Longevity, Inc. (HLI), the genomics-based, ... announced today the launch of the company,s first Health ... the potential to transform healthcare. The inaugural Health Nucleus ... , at HLI,s headquarters facility. More Health Nucleus facilities ... and International cities. --> ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... SAN DIEGO , Oct. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... bioelectronics for use in research and diagnostics, announces ... of $1.6 million led by Serra Ventures. ... Nanomed,s mission is providing low-cost, easy-to-use monitoring and ... personal health decisions. The funding round will enable ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: