Therapists concerned about Harvey PTSD


As rescues continue in southeastern Texas, doctors and therapists say they are also concerned about the long-term effects of the flooding caused by Tropical Storm Harvey. Specifically, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

PTSD is something doctors say they saw soon after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

And for some Katrina survivors, watching what's happening in Texas is taking its toll.

“One of my coworkers who actually went through Katrina, he said he was having flashbacks, just remembering exactly what happened. And you know, he had to have a moment simply because it was emotional for him to know what somebody else is going through such a traumatic experience,” New Orleans resident Darnell Fisher said.

Aside from PTSD, there were also reports of increased drug and alcohol use, domestic violence and relationship break-ups following Hurricane Katrina.

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