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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521852357
ISBN-10: 0521852358
Format: Hardback
(246mm x 189mm x 21mm)
Pages: 354
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Robert J. Ursano

Robert J. Ursano is Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland. Carol S. Fullerton is Research Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences School of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland. She is also the Scientific Director of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress. Lars Wiesaeth is Professor of Psychiatry at the Division of Disaster Psychiatry at the University of Oslo, Norway, and Director of the Norwegian Armed Forces Joint Medical Service. Beverley Raphael is Professor of Population Mental Health and Disasters and Director of the Centre for Disasters and Terrorism at the University of Western Sydney. She is Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, at the University of Queensland and holds professorial appointments at the Universities of Sydney, New South Wales and Newcastle.

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