Disaster Psychiatry: Readiness, Evaluation, and Treatment [NOOK Book]

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It is becoming increasingly common for psychiatrists to be among the first responders when disaster strikes. More than 800 psychiatrists are believed to have responded to the 9/11 attacks. The first clinical manual on the best practices for helping those affected by disaster, Disaster Psychiatry: Readiness, Evaluation, and Treatment offers an explicit and practical discussion of the evidence base for recommendations for psychiatric evaluation and interventions for disaster ...

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Overview

It is becoming increasingly common for psychiatrists to be among the first responders when disaster strikes. More than 800 psychiatrists are believed to have responded to the 9/11 attacks. The first clinical manual on the best practices for helping those affected by disaster, Disaster Psychiatry: Readiness, Evaluation, and Treatment offers an explicit and practical discussion of the evidence base for recommendations for psychiatric evaluation and interventions for disaster survivors.

Disaster is defined by the World Health Organization as a severe disruption, ecological and psychosocial, that greatly exceeds a community's capacity to cope. This manual takes an "all-hazards" approach to disasters and has application to natural occurrences such as earthquakes and hurricanes; accidental technological events such as airplane crashes; and willful human acts such as terrorism.

The field of disaster psychiatry is more important than ever, in response to disasters such as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Today, disaster psychiatry encompasses a wide spectrum of clinical interests, ranging from public health preparations and early psychological interventions to psychiatric consultation to surgical units and psychotherapeutic interventions to alleviate stress in children and families after school shootings, hurricanes, or civil conflict. Although disaster mental health is still a young field, research is gradually yielding methods for accurately identifying valid relationships among preexisting risk factors, postdisaster mental health problems, and effective interventions.

With its practical approach to readiness, response, and intervention and its focus on evidence-based recommendations for psychiatric evaluation and interventions, Disaster Psychiatry: Readiness, Evaluation, and Treatment is an invaluable manual for educator and student alike. The manual draws on a variety of sources, including the peer-reviewed scientific literature, the clinical wisdom imparted by front-line psychiatrists and other mental health professionals, and the experiences of those who have organized disaster mental health services, including the American Psychiatric Association and Disaster Psychiatry Outreach. Each chapter provides clear and concise information and in-depth review, followed by helpful study questions and answers. This book has been developed to give professionals the knowledge they need to respond swiftly and appropriately when disaster strikes.

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Editorial Reviews

The British Journal of Psychiatry Nilamadhab Kar

Disaster Psychiatry: Readiness, Evaluation, and Treatment is a useful resource on disaster psychiatry with practical guidance for clinicians.

David M. Benedek
The editors clearly recognize the broad range of skills and knowledge psychiatrists need to use before, during, and after a disaster. By combining clinical guidance at the individual patient level with guidance on assessment and intervention strategies at the population level, they have made a major contribution to clinical care in disasters with their well organized, easily readable, and clinically focused textbook… Individual chapters serve as 'stand-alone' clinical guides to preparedness, assessment, treatment, and population level interventions. Each chapter is followed by excellent key points and review questions that allow readers to review important concepts and evaluate knowledge acquired.

(M.D., Journal of Psychiatric Practice March 2012 )

Natural Hazards Observer November 2012
Disaster Psychiatry is kind of a how-to manual for psychiatrists as first responders. And while the skills of the profession can be very important in the event, doctors will usually find that they don't practice them as they would in a traditional setting… A fine primer for psychiatrists who want to volunteer their services in a crisis, this book covers all the issues they'll need to address.
Nilamadhab Kar
Disaster Psychiatry: Readiness, Evaluation, and Treatment is a useful resource on disaster psychiatry with practical guidance for clinicians.

(The British Journal of Psychiatry )

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Steve Paschos, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: A combined effort of the Committee on Disasters and Terrorism, the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, and Disaster Psychiatry Outreach, this book is built upon previous important background sources such as Disaster Psychiatry: Intervening When Nightmares Come True, Pandya and Katz (Analytic Press, 2004) and the Psychiatric Clinics of North America special issue, "Disaster Psychiatry: A Closer Look."
Purpose: The purpose is to update and address areas not covered in the APA's online Disaster Psychiatry Handbook from 2004.
Audience: It is intended as a resource for mental health professionals who have worked in the area of disaster psychiatry, and may or may not have suffered from disaster fatigue.
Features: The first of the book's four parts, on disaster readiness, breaks down systems, communication, and self preservation issues in an effective, concise way, which sets the tone for the book. Part II does a good job of encompassing almost every population and all issues that may arise during the evaluation phase of disaster. The section on grief and resilience does a great job of looking at how people of different backgrounds, cultures, and mind set deal with disaster. Part III covers treatment using psychotherapies and psychopharmacology, while also discussing the two special populations of children/adolescents and the elderly. Finally, part IV nicely covers legal and ethical issues while addressing new topics/novel approaches.
Assessment: This all-inclusive book on disaster psychiatry uses excellent figures, tables, diagrams, teaching point sections, summaries, conclusions, and clinical case vignettes to teach, reinforce, and truly explain the guiding principles of the field. The review questions at the end of each chapter, along with the references, provide an excellent way to test and reinforce knowledge and avenues for further reading. This is a wonderful book on a pertinent and fascinating subject appropriate for almost any mental healthcare professional practicing or interested in disaster psychiatry.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873182188
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/24/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 418
  • File size: 19 MB
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Meet the Author

Frederick J. Stoddard Jr., M.D., is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Shriners Hospitals for Children, Boston, Massachusetts, and Chair of the Committee on Disasters and Terrorism of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry.

Anand Pandya, M.D., is Vice Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California; Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California Los Angeles; and Vice President of Disaster Psychiatry Outreach in New York, New York.

Craig L. Katz, M.D., is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Medical Education at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, and President of Disaster Psychiatry Outreach in New York, New York.

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Table of Contents

Introduction. Part I: Readiness. Preparation and systems issues: integrating into a disaster response. Communicating risk before, during, and after a disaster. Rescuing ourselves: self-care in the disaster response community. Needs assessment. Part II: Evaluation. Psychiatric evaluation. Special populations. Serious mental illness. Substance abuse. Personality issues. Injuries and triage of medical complaints. Grief and resilience. Part III: Intervention. Psychological first aid. Group and family interventions. Psychotherapies. Psychopharmacology: acute phase. Psychopharmacology: postacute phase. Child and adolescent psychiatry interventions. Geriatric psychiatry interventions. Part IV: Emerging and Other Topics. Psychiatrists as ambassadors. Legal and ethical issues. Telepsychiatry in disasters and public health emergencies. Appendix A: key readings and resources. Appendix B: answers to review questions. Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2011

    A must for any mental health professional who may respond to the next event

    The editors and chapter authors have responded to many disasters or mass casualty events, they speak from experience and provide the most up-to-date information available based on a smart blending of the recent research explosion disaster mental health, practice guidelines, and practical observations and suggestions based on experience. This book is a "must have" for any mental health professional or psychiatrist who wants to be prepared to answer the call.

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