(HealthDay News) — Dealing with a disaster can be emotionally overwhelming, and everyone responds somewhat differently.
The American Psychological Association says possible responses to disaster include:
- Emotional reactions, including moodiness, irritability and unpredictable behavior.
- Physical changes, including disturbed sleeping and eating patterns.
- Acute sensitivity to environmental factors, such as a siren or the smell of something burning.
- Strained personal relationships.
- Physical symptoms of stress, such as chest pain, headache or nausea.