Chapter 8. The Experience of the Marmara Earthquake

  1. Juan José López-Ibor2,
  2. George Christodoulou3,
  3. Mario Maj4,
  4. Norman Sartorius5 and
  5. Ahmed Okasha6
  1. Peykan G. Gökalp

Published Online: 29 NOV 2005

DOI: 10.1002/047002125X.ch8

Disasters and Mental Health

Disasters and Mental Health

How to Cite

Gökalp, P. G. (2004) The Experience of the Marmara Earthquake, 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.ch8

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. Anxiety Disorders (Neurosis) Department, Bakirkoy Training and Research Hospital for Psychiatry and Neurology, Istanbul, Turkey

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470021231

Online ISBN: 9780470021255



  • Marmara region earthquake;
  • psychiatric morbidity risks;
  • immediate post-disaster period;
  • social and health care status;
  • mental health care;
  • outreach services;
  • Marmara region earthquake survivors;
  • prefabricated village;


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Earthquake

  • The Immediate Post-Disaster Period

  • Social and Health Care Status Two Years Later

  • Mental Health Care

  • Studies on the Mental Health Consequences of the Earthquake

  • A Closer Look at a Prefabricated Village in Adapazari

  • Long-Term Consequences of the Earthquake

  • Acknowledgements

  • References