Disasters and Mental Health / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$170.95
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $16.11
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 91%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (14) from $16.11   
  • New (6) from $144.77   
  • Used (8) from $16.11   

Overview

This title provides a comprehensive overview of clinical, epidemiological, psychobiological, psychosocial and service organization aspects of disaster psychiatry.  It takes a practical approach and includes a series of reports on significant experiences made in this field in various regions of the world. 

  • An Unbiased and reliable reference point, endorsed by the WPA
  • Includes contributions from internationally acclaimed experts
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Patricia E. Murphy, PhD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This edited book addresses the complexity of assessing factors that contribute to mental health responses to different types of disasters. After examining general themes like vulnerability and resilience, the authors provide studies of several international examples of both natural and man-made disasters.
Purpose: The authors hope to take a field of knowledge that is continuing to develop and raise awareness of both answers and the limitations of answers about who develops pathology. By stimulating further study with improved designs, we should be better able to prevent and manage the mental health consequences of trauma.
Audience: The book is crucial for those who are involved in planning and policy development for prevention and response to disasters. It is also an important resource for any who hope to do further research in this area.
Features: The greatest value of this book is the perspective it can offer based on a growing body of literature about correlates of diverse psychological responses to trauma. It allows the information from specific situations to speak to other settings with an important goal of knowing how best to limit the psychosocial devastation from major catastrophes. An important asset of the book is its inclusion of studies from a variety of cultural and economic settings. This would be hard to find elsewhere.
Assessment: This book offers an excellent source of research in the area with well-defined questions that remain unanswered. This kind of broad perspective is vital for those who prepare prevention and response to local and international crises.
From the Publisher
"…will inform mental health care providers and epidemiologists, as well as those that study and plan disaster response worldwide." (E-STREAMS, April 2006)

"Highly recommended to all physicians who practice within the realm of psychological medicine…recommended to Health Science libraries as a general reference text…" (Electric Review, November/December 2005)

"This timely book will help us maximize what we are summoned to bear when disaster inevitably strikes next." (New England Journal of Medicine, August 25, 2005)

"This book offers an excellent source of research in the area…vital for those who prepare prevention and response to local and international crises." (Doody's Health Services)


5 Stars! from Doody
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470021231
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/22/2004
  • Series: World Psychiatric Association Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 9.13 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Read an Excerpt

Click to read or download

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

List of contributors.

Preface (Lopez-Ibor et al).

1. What is a Disaster? (Lopez-Ibor).

2. Psychological and Psychopathological Consequences of Disasters (Fullerton and Ursano).

3. Psychiatric Morbidity following Disasters: Epidemiology, Risk and Protective Factors (McFarlane).

4. Reevaluating the Link between Disasters and Psychopathology (Yehuda and Bierer).

5. Psychological Interventions for People Exposed to Disasters (Benyakar and Collazo).

6. Organization of Mental Health Services for Disaster Victims (Crocq et al).

Mental Health Consequences of Disasters: Research Reports.

7. The Experience of the Kobe Earthquake (Shinfuku).

8. The Experience of the Marmara Earthquake (Gokalp).

9. The Experience of the Athens Earthquake (Christodoulou et al)

10. The Experience of the Nairobi US Embassy Bombing (Njeng and Nyamai).

11. The Experience of the New York September 11 Terroristic Attack (DeLisi et al).

12. The Experience of the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster (Havenaar and Bromet).

13. The Experience of the Bhopal Disaster (Murthy).

14. The Latin American and Caribbean Experience (Caldas de Ameida and Rodriguez).

15.  The Israeli Experience (Shalev).

16. The Palestinian Experience (El Sarraj and Qouta).

17. The Experience of Bosnia-Herzegovina: Psychosocial Consequences of War Atrocities on Children (Husain).

18. The Serbian Experience (Lecic-Tosevski and Draganic-Gajic).

19. The Croatian Experience (Folnegovic Smalc).

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)