Superstorm Sandy’s Toll on Mental Health Still Lingers

A recent study reveals that Superstorm Sandy has caused lingering mental health effects..  Specifically, residents have reported post traumatic stress disorder symptoms.  PTSD is a mental health condition that is triggered by a terrifying event.  Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares, severe anxiety and uncontrollable thoughts.  If the symptoms persist and interfere in your daily routine and ability to work, seek help with a medical professional.  Some believe this diagnosis would only apply to combat veterans but it is widely accepted to apply to the broader realm of dealing with great tragedy and sudden upheaval in your life.  You may have experienced the loss of your home or the loss of your job and all of your personal belongings. Should your doctor support that you are no longer able to work due to your symptoms, you should consult with a disability attorney.