Am J Public Health 2008 Sep 16;98(9):1671-7. Epub 2008 Jul 16.
Duke University, Sanford Institute of Public Policy, 286 Rubenstein Hall, 302 Towerview Dr, Durham, NC 27708-0239, USA.
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Disaster Manag Response 2007 Jan-Mar;5(1):3-7
Institute for Human Relations, Counselling and Psychotherapy, Christian Counselling Centre, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, Southern India.
The Asian earthquake and subsequent tsunami of December 2004, one of the largest natural disasters in recent history, resulted in the deaths of over 250,000 people and massive destruction in 8 countries. As with any disaster, children are at risk for developing short- and long-term psychological consequences, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). One area particularly affected by this disaster was southern India. Read More
JAMA 2006 Aug;296(5):549-59
Thailand Ministry of Public Health-US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Collaboration, Nonthaburi, Thailand.
Context: On December 26, 2004, an undersea earthquake occurred off the northwestern coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. The tsunami that followed severely impacted all 6 southwestern provinces of Thailand, where approximately 20,000 children were directly affected.
Objective: To assess trauma experiences and the prevalence of symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression among children in tsunami-affected provinces in southern Thailand. Read More
Disaster Med Public Health Prep 2016 10 14;10(5):746-753. Epub 2016 Apr 14.
1Bureau of International Medical Cooperation,National Center for Global Health and Medicine,Tokyo,Japan.
Objective: The Great East Japan Earthquake triggered a massive tsunami that devastated the coasts of northern Japan on March 11, 2011. Despite the large number of "resident survivors," who have continued to reside on the upper floors of damaged houses, few studies have examined the mental health of these residents. We explored the prevalence and risk factors of post-traumatic stress reaction (PTSR) among resident survivors. Read More
Aust N Z J Psychiatry 2009 May;43(5):420-5
Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Zurich, Culmannstrasse 8, Zurich CH-8091, Switzerland.
Objective: Most of the data on psychological outcome and the mental health treatment available following natural disasters originate from the indigenous population of the region destroyed. Examining tourists returning from the area affected by the 2004 tsunami presents an opportunity of studying the impact of natural disasters on psychological outcome and mental health treatment in their countries of origin. The aim of the present study was to extend the current knowledge on psychiatric morbidity and potential positive outcomes, as well as subsequent mental health treatment following a natural disaster, based on the results from a sample of home-coming Swiss tourists. Read More