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More than half of tornado victims may have PTSD

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Two groups of people are likely to develop symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from the June 17 tornado: directly affected Wadena area residents and the indirectly affected volunteers and workers helping them, according to Jim Kraemer of the Neighborhood Counseling Center and Dr. Dan Casey of Green Cross Academy of Traumatology.

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"[PTSD] can be caused by anything that would be traumatic in a person's life," said Kraemer.

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