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Katrina brain

Katrina brain
 n.— «They coined a term here: “Katrina-brain.” It’s a common symptom of post traumatic stress disorder where it is difficult to concentrate, remember or complete tasks. It has become part of the vernacular here by the public. It is a symptom of long-term chronic stress.» —“Gulf Coast, diary, Day 2″ by Reda Garrett-Hudy Saratogian (New York) July 9, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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