Hurricane Katrina, BP oil spill affect Gulf Coast youths

08/24/2010 | USA Today

Five years after Hurricane Katrina, children displaced by the storm are almost five times more likely than their peers to have severe emotional problems, with fewer than half of them getting needed psychological help, researchers said. The report said the BP oil spill added to the trauma, with more than one-third of parents living within one mile of the Gulf Coast reporting their children suffered physical or mental distress from the incident.

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