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Christchurch quake continues to extract mental toll

The following article is from an interview I did on the 24th of April, 2013 with Radio Australia about the ongoing psychological effects of the Christchurch earthquake.

Click here for a link to the audio of the interview

February 2011 – the date of the devastating Christchurch New Zealand earthquake – is etched in the memories of its citizens.

More than 180 people died when the 6.3 magnitude quake hit the Canterbury region.

For many of the survivors, the quake has been the source of continuing psychological trauma.

The New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists says a record 209,000 prescriptions for anti-depressants were written for the residents of the earthquake ravaged city last year.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Speaker: Kyle MacDonald, New Zealand psychotherapist

Click here for a link to the audio of the interview

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