Textbook of Disaster Psychiatryby Robert J. Ursano
Pub. Date: 12/31/2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Originally published in 2007, this was the first textbook to focus specifically on disaster psychiatry. It brings together the views of international experts to provide a comprehensive review of the psychological, biological, and social responses to disaster, describing evidence-based clinical and service-led interventions to meet mental health needs and foster resilience and recovery. Chapters address the epidemiology of disaster response, the neurobiology of disaster exposure, socio-cultural issues, early intervention and consultation-liaison care, the role of non-governmental organizations, workplace policies, and implications for public health planning at the level of the individual and the community. This book is essential reading for all those involved in preparing for traumatic events and their clinical and social outcomes for public health planning.
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Table of ContentsPart I. Introduction: 1. Individual and community responses to disasters Robert J. Ursano, Carol S. Fullerton, Lars Weisaeth and Beverley Raphael; Part II. Foundations of Disaster Psychiatry: 2. Epidemiology of disaster mental health Carol S. North; 3. Children and disasters: public mental health approaches Robert Pynoos, Alan M. Steinberg and Melissa J. Brymer; 4. Disaster ecology: implications for disaster psychiatry James Shultz, Zelda Espinel, Sandro Galea and Dori B Reissman; 5. Neurobiology of disaster exposure: fear, anxiety, trauma and resilience Rebecca P. Smith, Craig L. Katz, Dennis S. Charney and Steven Southwick; Part III. Clinical Care and Interventions: 6. Early intervention for trauma-related problems following mass trauma Patricia J. Watson; 7. Acute stress disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder in the disaster environment David M. Benedek; 8. Assessment and management of medical-surgical disaster casualties James R. Rundell; 9. Interventions for acutely injured survivors of individual and mass trauma Douglas Zatzick; 10. Non governmental organizations and the role of the mental health professional Joop de Jong; Part IV. Special Topics: 11. Traumatic death in terrorism and disasters Robert J. Ursano, James McCarroll and Carol S. Fullerton; 12. Weapons of mass destruction and pandemics: global disasters with mass destruction and mass disruption Robert J. Ursano, Carol S. Fullerton, Ann E. Norwood and Harry Holloway; 13. Workplace disaster preparedness and response Nancy T. Vineburgh, Robert Gifford, Robert J. Ursano, Carol S. Fullerton and David M. Benedek; 14. Health care systems planning Brian Flynn; Part V. Public Health and Disaster Psychiatry: 15. Public health and disaster mental health: preparing, responding, and recovering Robert J. Ursano, Carol S. Fullerton, Lars Weisaeth and Beverley Raphael.
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