Chapter 13. Trauma and Disasters in Social and Cultural Context

  1. Craig Morgan and
  2. Dinesh Bhugra
  1. Laurence J. Kirmayer1,
  2. Hanna Kienzler2,
  3. Abdel Hamid Afana3 and
  4. Duncan Pedersen4

Published Online: 28 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470684214.ch13

Principles of Social Psychiatry, Second Edition

Principles of Social Psychiatry, Second Edition

How to Cite

Kirmayer, L. J., Kienzler, H., Hamid Afana, A. and Pedersen, D. (2010) Trauma and Disasters in Social and Cultural Context, in Principles of Social Psychiatry, Second Edition (eds C. Morgan and D. Bhugra), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470684214.ch13

Editor Information

  1. NIH Biomedical Research Centre and Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, London, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry, McGill University and Culture and Mental Health Research Unit, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Canada

  2. 2

    Department of Anthropology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

  3. 3

    International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Survivors (IRCT), Copenhagen, Denmark

  4. 4

    Douglas Mental Health University Institute and Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470697139

Online ISBN: 9780470684214

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Keywords:

  • trauma and disasters in social and cultural context;
  • trauma and disaster - defining and delimiting;
  • understanding trauma, short and long-term adaptive and pathological responses;
  • disasters - health impacts at multiple levels;
  • technological disasters - potential for accidents, affecting hundreds;
  • war and political violence - dramatic increase in proportion of civilian casualties;
  • torture, extreme form of trauma;
  • continuing controversies - trauma versus containment

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Defining and Delimiting Trauma and Disaster

  • Understanding Trauma

  • Disasters

  • Technological Disasters

  • War and Political Violence

  • Refugees

  • Torture

  • Genocide

  • Interventions

  • Continuing Controversies

  • Conclusion

  • References