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Post Earthquake Anxiety in Nepal

2015-05-01-

Natural calamities such as earthquakes, landslides, flood etc. cause human being much material loss. However, at the same time these unpridictible calamities also bring with them deaths of loved ones, and emotional trauma of having to go through such life threatening events to witness the suffering and loss of lives of their own or of other individuals. Such scary and near-death experiences affects every people in some way or another. However, individuals differ in how well they can cope with such loss, personal or of others. The most evident psychological effects of such trauma are:

1. Restlessness 2. Palpitations (fast heartbeats) 3. Inability to sleep 4. Fear of going to the place where the incident occurred.

 

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