The Interstate 81 project in Syracuse will likely result in some forced relocations for people and businesses. Psychiatrists have a term -- "community displacement" -- for when a population is moved by another entity.
Upstate Medical University psychiatirst Diane St. Fleur says the emotional trauma that accompanies such displacement is similar to that of a divorce, when a family is ripped apart. She warns that such moves can cause stress and decrease the social cohesiveness of a community, and she shares advice that can help minimize the impact.
Also on this week’s show: how smoking impacts bone health, plus how to solve family disagreements over end-of-life issues.
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