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Severe weather triggered PTSD

Posted at 12:56 PM, Sep 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-04 14:29:25-04

TULSA — When most of us hear “PTSD” we think of war veterans. But, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder isn’t just a condition suffered by soldiers.

It can happen to anyone who has survived a traumatic event.

It might surprise you to know severe weather like floods, tornadoes and hurricanes can have such a devastating impact on people that it results in PTSD.

On our 6 p.m. newscasts Chief Meteorologist Mike Collier is going to show you:

  • Why weather related PTSD happens.
  • What signs and symptoms to look for in children and adults.
  • And, the importance of proper diagnosis and treatment.

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