Psychologist able to discuss emotional stress associated with severe weather


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When severe weather strikes, people tend to have a physical disaster plan in place, but not an emotional one. There is a great deal of emotional trauma and stress linked to experiencing severe weather threats, and David Knight, Ph.D., professor of psychology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham can discuss how to handle the emotional impact that comes with weather-related trauma, including:

  • Flashbacks and related dreams
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Stress related to future weather events
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Appetite changes and fatigue

Knight is available for phone or live/taped interviews. The UAB News Studio is available for live or recorded HD video interviews with UAB experts worldwide through LTN Global Networks. The studio is equipped with an ISDN line for digital radio interviews.

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