Since the attacks of September 11, 2001, disaster preparedness and
response has developed into a discrete subspecialty in medicine,
and the paramount health care initiative of the U.S. Government.
The mental health component of disaster response is a serious
subject of study, as trauma is associated with a substantial and
long-lasting psychologic burden, both on an individual and
community level. The psychopathologies associated with disaster are
also quite broad, varying from several different types of
post-traumatic stress and anxiety disorders to acute variations of
grief-associated depression. This book is the definitive reference
on mental health and disasters, focused on the assessment and
treatment of the full spectrum of psychopathologies associated with
many different types of individual disasters. The logistics for
utilizing pre-existing community-based mental health services, as
well as the development of new programs, are covered in depth. Case
studies and perspectives for improving care, incorporating lessons
from Hurricane Katrina and 9/11, are included in detail.
|Country of origin:
• Sandro Galea
• Fran H. Norris
||253 x 215 x 35mm (L x W x T)
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