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7.2% of Puerto Rican children showed signs of PTSD after Hurricane Maria: study

from FierceHealthcare

Hurricane Maria had a significant impact on the mental health of Puerto Rican children, according to a new study. The hurricane hit the island on Sept. 20, 2017, and researchers surveyed public school students on how it impacted them between Feb. 1 and June 29, 2018. The study, conducted by the Puerto Rico Department of Education, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network Hurricane Assessment and Referral Tool and the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), found that more than 7% of youths reported symptoms attributable to post-traumatic stress disorder after the storm. more

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