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Textbook of Disaster Psychiatry


  • Page extent: 354 pages
  • Size: 246 x 189 mm
  • Weight: 0.9 kg


 (ISBN-13: 9780521852357)

Replaced by 9781107138490

US $158.00
Singapore price US $169.06 (inclusive of GST)

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.

• Was the first textbook to focus on disaster psychiatry • Written and edited by the world leaders in post-traumatic stress and disaster preparedness • Gives evidence-based clinical and public-health interventions


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 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.


Review of the hardback: '… by virtue of its comprehensive content, lucid and attractive style of presentation and its contemporary evidence base, the Textbook of Disaster Psychiatry represents an excellent purchase for a wide range of interested professionals.' British Journal of Psychiatry

Review of the hardback: '… there is no doubt that the editors, distinguished scholars themselves, have assembled an impressive line-up of contributors to consider a range of issues, from epidemiology, assessment and diagnosis to pandemics, terrorism, bereavement, service planning and interventions. … The volume contains well argued contributions on possible mechanisms for psychological responses from various fields, including from psychology and neurobiology and … sociology.' British Medical Journal

Review of the hardback: 'The book covers a very important topic in psychiatry, which is dealing with people suffering from disasters and how the psychiatric services can help in such events. The quality of the coverage if very scientific and well written. This book is important for psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and governmental and non-governmental organisations who work with people after disasters such as the Red Cross and Red Crescent. The book is an excellent buy.' Saudi Medical Journal

Review of the hardback: 'This is a timely and welcome first textbook on disaster psychiatry. Timely, because the 1980 introduction of the diagnosis of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in DSM-III … focused attention on the effect of disasters on vulnerable individuals rather than populations. Welcome, because in the excellent and diverse choice of contributors the editors have firmly established that significant advances in our understanding and treatment of post traumatic stress disorders will require the engagement of a much wider ranger of health care professionals, and allied disciplines, than in recent years. … The Textbook of Disaster Psychiatry offers a 'not to be missed' current state-of -the-art review of this important area of research. It also raises the hope that as well as treating the vulnerable few, we should be able to develop psychological interventions that strengthen the mental resilience of many.' Journal of Psychosomatic Research


Robert J. Ursano, Carol S. Fullerton, Lars Weisaeth, Beverley Raphael, Carol S. North, Robert Pynoos, Alan M. Steinberg, Melissa J. Brymer, James Shultz, Zelda Espinel, Sandro Galea, Dori B. Reissman, Rebecca P. Smith, Craig L. Katz, Dennis S Charney, Steven Southwick, Patricia J. Watson, David M. Benedek, James R Rundell, Douglas Zatzick, Joop de Jong, James McCarroll, Ann E. Norwood, Harry Holloway, Nancy T. Vineburgh, Robert Gifford, Brian Flynn

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