Feel exhausted, overwhelmed or depressed after the fire? - Fallbrook residents likely to feel psychological aftermath
Last updated 11/2/2007 at Noon
The aftermath of a natural disaster can cause personal and psychological upheaval, leaving the members of a community in a state of anxiety and shock. The Fallbrook (Rice Canyon) Fire has undoubtedly induced mental strain and many are asking themselves and others if this is normal.
“Thankfully, the vast majority of those who have lost their homes, and even those who haven’t, will not develop any serious psychiatric disorder,” said Dr. Timothy Murphy, a psychiatrist who is based in Fallbrook.
People may experience a variety of emotional symptoms that are considered normal for the fir...