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How do people react?

Most people show signs of emotional stress as an immediate reaction to a disaster. Different people react differently and most recover spontaneously or with the help of others. Information on disasters and mental health can assist relief workers to identify and communicate better with affected persons and to be alert for abnormal behaviour. Information can also assist in early treatment, thereby increasing chances of recovery.