Last August, just a week before the Labor Day weekend, David Edward
Post, MD, considered himself busy as medical director of the Capital Area
Human Services District in Baton Rouge, La. Then Hurricane Katrina slammed
the gulf coast with unprecedented fury, sending Post and legions of other
mental health professionals to work around-the-clock shifts of triage and
treatment for thousands of patients with stress, dissociative disorders, and
other psychiatric conditions.
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