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Adapting to Acute Crisis

Carla L. Storr, Melissa Azur, Judith K. Bass and Holly C. Wilcox

in Public Mental Health

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780195390445
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199950416 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390445.003.0011
Adapting to Acute Crisis

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This chapter focuses on the mental health issues associated with crises that arise at the community or societal level, ranging from acts of terrorism to the impact of war on soldiers and civilians, and from the ravages of earthquakes and tornadoes to the very fear of an impending crisis itself. It discusses normal, common reactions to crises; pathologic or unhealthy reactions to crises; trauma and mental health; types of traumatic events; risk factors for mental disorders; and prevention and intervention strategies.

Keywords: mental health; public health; crises; trauma; risk factors; prevention; intervention

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Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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