Extreme "weather shock" experiences that occur during the early stages of life have significant effects on the cognitive, behavioral, and often physical development of a child.
In the face of natural disasters, women tend to take the risks far more seriously but have trouble convincing men their concerns are a priority.
Researchers are conducting new studies into the effects of natural disasters, including hurricanes, on the psychological development of children. Initial findings suggest natural disasters contribute to an increased risk of PTSD in children affected.
A new study examines how falling victim to a natural disaster, such as a hurricane, can impact a child's mental health. Researchers hope the study will help physicians to identify those children most at need of social support services following a disaster to aid their recovery.
A new study reveals a person's pupil dilation may give hints as to their risk of developing depression following a natural disaster.