Chapter 6. Organization of Mental Health Services for Disaster Victims

  1. Juan José López-Ibor5,
  2. George Christodoulou6,
  3. Mario Maj7,
  4. Norman Sartorius8 and
  5. Ahmed Okasha9
  1. Louis Crocq1,
  2. Marc-Antoine Crocq2,
  3. Alain Chiapello3 and
  4. Carole Damiani4

Published Online: 29 NOV 2005

DOI: 10.1002/047002125X.ch6

Disasters and Mental Health

Disasters and Mental Health

How to Cite

Crocq, L., Crocq, M.-A., Chiapello, A. and Damiani, C. (2004) Organization of Mental Health Services for Disaster Victims, 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.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 5

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

  2. 6

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

  3. 7

    University of Naples, Italy

  4. 8

    University of Geneva, Switzerland

  5. 9

    Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Author Information

  1. 1

    Cellule d′Urgence Médico-Psychologique, SAMU de Paris, Hôpital Necker, 149 rue de Sèvres, 75015 Paris, France

  2. 2

    Centre Hospitalier de Rouffach, 27 rue du 4ème RSM – BP 29, 68250 Rouffach, France

  3. 3

    Croix-Rouge Ecoute, Croix-Rouge Française, 1 Place Henry Dunante, 75008 Paris, France

  4. 4

    Association “Paris Aide aux Victimes”, 4–14 rue Ferrus, 75014 Paris, France

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:

  • caring for disaster victims;
  • human trauma intensity;
  • adaptive stress reaction;
  • “acute stress reaction”;
  • adaptive collective behavior;
  • collective debriefing method;
  • “individual–situation–configuration” model;
  • evaluating mental health needs;
  • psychic envelope

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Impact of Disasters on Individual and Collective Mental Health

  • Mental Condition and Health Care Needs of Disaster Victims

  • Mental State of the Afflicted Community

  • History of Mental Health Interventions After Disasters

  • Organization of Mental Health Services for Disaster Victims

  • Three Examples of Systems of Mental Health Intervention

  • Conclusions

  • References