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NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital The University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell

 

 

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NYS Psychiatric Institute at
Columbia University Medical Center
1051 Riverside Drive, Unit 30
New York, NY 10032

 

Sandy Wounds Minds As Well As Homes...
November 6, 2012

 

 

Asian mother hugging daughterShortly after the storm slammed into the city Oct. 29, the psychiatric ward at Columbia University Medical Center filled to capacity with a 30% surge in patients, and almost half reported mental health symptoms associated with the storm.

They showed “anxiety and stress over what had happened and how they were going to cope with it,” said Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman, chairman of psychiatry at the hospital. The health effects, he said, “will grow over time.”

 

 

 Read more at http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-sandy-ny-nj-mental-health-20121105,0,6874267.story

 

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