Chapter 3. Psychiatric Morbidity Following Disasters: Epidemiology, Risk and Protective Factors

  1. Juan José López-Ibor2,
  2. George Christodoulou3,
  3. Mario Maj4,
  4. Norman Sartorius5 and
  5. Ahmed Okasha6
  1. Alexander C. McFarlane

Published Online: 29 NOV 2005

DOI: 10.1002/047002125X.ch3

Disasters and Mental Health

Disasters and Mental Health

How to Cite

McFarlane, A. C. (2005) Psychiatric Morbidity Following Disasters: Epidemiology, Risk and Protective Factors, in Disasters and Mental Health (eds J. J. López-Ibor, G. Christodoulou, M. Maj, N. Sartorius and A. Okasha), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/047002125X.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

  2. 3

    Department of Psychiatry, Athens University Medical School, Eginition Hospital, 72-74 Vas. Sofias Avenue, 11528 Athens, Greece

  3. 4

    University of Naples, Italy

  4. 5

    University of Geneva, Switzerland

  5. 6

    Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Author Information

  1. Department of Psychiatry, University of Adelaide, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, 28 Woodville Road, Woodville South, SA 5011, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 NOV 2005
  2. Published Print: 1 OCT 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470021231

Online ISBN: 9780470021255

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Keywords:

  • traumatic stress;
  • disaster research;
  • “sudden or great misfortune”;
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD);
  • Buffalo Creek disaster;
  • post-traumatic psychopathology;
  • ethnic and socioeconomic risk factors;
  • protective factors;
  • social support

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Role of Disaster Research

  • Definition and Typology

  • The Prevalence of Disasters

  • Types of Disaster Studies

  • Prevalence of Disorder

  • PTSD

  • Risk Factors

  • Protective Factors

  • Conclusions

  • References