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Published by AMS Press in New York .
Written in English


  • Disaster victims -- Mental health.,
  • Disasters -- Psychological aspects.,
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementA.J.W. Taylor.
SeriesStress in modern society ;, no. 10
LC ClassificationsRC451.4.D57 T38 1989
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 229 p. ;
Number of Pages229
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2748564M
ISBN 100404632629
LC Control Number86082025

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Stress is a universal phenomenon that impacts adversely on most people. Following on the heels of Stress Science: Neuroendocrinology and Stress Consequences: Mental, Neuropsychological and Socioeconomic, this third derivative volume will provide a readily accessible and affordable compendium that explains the phenomenon of stress as it relates physically and mentally to war, conflict and disaster. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Taylor, A.J.W. (Antony James William). Disasters and disaster stress. New York: AMS Press, © (OCoLC) In Section Three, Disasters: Leadership, Response and Care, we focus on responder self-care, disaster care and disaster leadership. We also include several fact sheets on the topic of body recovery for which the Center has pioneered leading research and education in this area to help mitigate the trauma of exposure to mass death. Weisaeth, L. (). The stressors and the post-traumatic stress syndrome after an industrial disaster. Special Issue: Traumatic stress: Empirical studies from Norway. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 80, 25– CrossRef Google Scholar.

This workbook was developed by Dr. Cyralene P. Bryce for the Stress Management in Disasters in the Caribbean (SMID) course. It is intended to be used in conjunction with the Insights into the Concept of Stress workbook. It is not intended to be a complete text on the sub- ject of stress. A disaster can be stressful for many people and can lead to mental and emotional disruption. This is commonly referred to as post-disaster stress. An adult’s emotional reactions after a trauma can vary greatly, ranging from very little distress to extreme stress reactions.   A sudden natural disaster like a hurricane, tornado or flood can turn your entire life upside down. Victims of natural disasters must endure some of the most unimaginably distressing situations anyone can think of, including being forced from their homes, being trapped without supplies or even losing all their possessions. Disasters are stressful, especially during the holidays. The good news is that stress after a disaster or during the holidays is common and usually temporary. Also, we all have experience coping with stressful events and can usually “bounce back” after difficult times.

Critical Incident Stress Debriefing: An Operations Manual for the Prevention of Traumatic Stress Among Emergency Service and Disaster Personnel, 2 nd ed. revised. Baltimore, Maryland, Chevron Publishing Corp, Mitchell JT, Everly GS.   Disasters are upsetting experiences for everyone involved. The emotional toll that disaster brings can sometimes be even more devastating than the financial strains of damage and loss of home, business or personal property. Children, senior citizens, people with access or functional needs, and people for whom English is not their first language are especially at risk. A review of studies of the psychological consequences of disasters indicates that people in regions remote to a disaster may experience transient distress, but increased incidence of psychopathology is likely only among populations with preexisting vulnerabilities (e.g., prior trauma or psychiatric illness) or actual remote exposure (e.g., loss.   The absolute must-“read” book on this list for this particular disaster is Flood, by Alvaro F. Villa, a beautiful wordless picture book appropriate for every member of the family, literate or.