Textbook of Disaster Psychiatry (2nd Revised edition)

Textbook of Disaster Psychiatry (2nd Revised edition)

By: Lars Weisaeth (editor), Carol S. Fullerton (editor), Beverley Raphael (editor), Robert J. Ursano (editor)Hardback

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Covering both natural and man-made scenarios including war and terrorism, the Textbook of Disaster Psychiatry is a vital international reference for medical professionals, community leaders and disaster responders a decade after its initial publication. Spanning a decade of advances in disaster psychiatry, this new and updated second edition brings together the views of current international experts to offer a cutting-edge comprehensive review of the psychological, biological and social responses to disaster, in order to help prepare, react and aid effective recovery. Topics range from the epidemiology of disaster response, disaster ecology, the neurobiology of disaster exposure, to socio-cultural issues, early intervention and consultation-liaison care for injured victims. The role of non-governmental organizations, workplace policies and the implications for public health planning at both an individual and community level are also addressed.

About Author

Robert J. Ursano is Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience and Chair at the Department of Psychiatry, Director, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Maryland. Carol S. Fullerton is Research Professor at the Department of Psychiatry, Scientific Director, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Maryland. Lars Weisaeth is the Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at Universitetet i Oslo. Beverley Raphael is the Professor and Head of Academic Unit of Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine at the Australian National University, Canberra.


Part 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: the foundation for disaster mental health Carol S. North; 3. Disaster ecology James M. Shultz, Sandro Galea, Zelde Espinel and Dori B. Reissman; 4. Neurobiology of disaster exposure: fear, anxiety, trauma, and resilience Lynnette A. Averill, Rebecca P. Smith, Craig L. Katz, Dennis S. Charney and Steven M. Southwick; 5. Trajectories of health, resilience, and illness Spruha Joshi and Magdalena Cerda; Part III. Clinical Care and Interventions: 6. Early interventions for trauma-related problems Patricia J. Watson; 7. Acute stress disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder David M. Benedek and Gary H. Wynn; 8. Psychiatric aspects of medical-surgical disaster care Phebe Tucker and Ruchi Aggarwal; 9. Collaborative care interventions for acutely injured survivors of individual and mass trauma Kirsten Sandgren, Ella Jarvik, Doyanne Darnell and Douglas Zatzick; Part IV. Special Topics: 10. International disaster response Virginia Murray, Richard Williams and Sarb Johal; 11. Risk communication in disasters: promoting resilience Daniel Dodgen, William Herbert and Rachel Kaul; 12. The unintended consequences of disaster-related media coverage Pauline Lubens and E. Alison Holman; 13. Terrorism: mass disruption and killing Joshua C. Morganstein, Robert J. Ursano, Carol S. Fullerton and Harry C. Holloway; 14. Children and families responding to disaster and bereavement Gloria J. L. Whaley, William L. Cohen and Stephen J. Cozza; 15. Disaster workers: exposure to mass and traumatic death James E. McCarroll and Quinn Biggs; 16. Health care planning for community disaster care Richard Williams, Jonathan I. Bisson and Verity Kemp; 17. Workplace and organizational disasters: response and planning Lars Weisaeth and Trond Heir; 18. Pandemics: health care emergencies Joshua C. Morganstein, Carol S. Fullerton, Robert J. Ursano, Darrin Donato and Harry C. Holloway; 19. Leadership in disasters Brian W. Flynn, Prudence Bushnell and Nicole Lurie; 20. Nuclear disaster response Jun Shigemura, Nahoko Harada, Masaaki Tanichi, Masanori Nagamine, Kunio Shimizu and Aihide Yoshino; 21. Ethical issues in disaster psychiatry Edmund G. Howe and Elana Newman; Part V. Public Health and Disaster Psychiatry: 22. Public health and disaster mental health: preparing, responding, and recovering Carol S. Fullerton, Robert J. Ursano, Lars Weisaeth and Beverley Raphael; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781107138490
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 364
  • ID: 9781107138490
  • weight: 990
  • ISBN10: 1107138493
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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