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SRL on “Housing and mental health from Katrina to Sandy”

Home damage is known to lead to emotional distress, yet it was not until recently that researchers began to understand the complexity of this relationship in disaster-impacted communities. One might assume that as the amount of housing damage increases, so too does the emotional distress of its owner or occupant. In post-Katrina New Orleans, however, we found that residents whose homes were badly damaged but remained standing had higher levels of emotional distress than those whose homes were completely destroyed.

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