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  • Any emergency, including those involving radiation, can cause emotional and psychological distress.
    • Radiation is a complex topic, and it is unfamiliar to many people, which can make the psychological effects of a radiation disaster stronger.
  • Monitoring and treating mental and physical symptoms during a radiation emergency is important for short- and long-term mental health.
    • One of the most significant aspects of major radiation emergencies is the potential for long-term effect on people and the environment.
    • The long-term recovery process after a radiation emergency can lead to increased emotional and psychological distress.
    • Click here for more information on coping with disasters.
Page last reviewed: April 4, 2018
Content source: National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Emergency Management, Radiation, and Chemical Branch