6a. Commentaries

  1. Dan J. Stein MD, PhD5,6,
  2. Matthew J. Friedman MD7,8 and
  3. Carlos Blanco MD, PhD9
  1. Dean Ajdukovic1,
  2. Suresh Bada Math2,
  3. Channaveerachari Naveen Kumar3,
  4. Maria Christine Nirmala3 and
  5. Tarek A. Okasha4

Published Online: 15 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119998471.ch6a

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

How to Cite

Ajdukovic, D., Math, S. B., Naveen Kumar, C., Christine Nirmala, M. and Okasha, T. A. (2011) Commentaries, in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (eds D. J. Stein, M. J. Friedman and C. Blanco), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119998471.ch6a

Editor Information

  1. 5

    Department of Psychiatry, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

  2. 6

    Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA

  3. 7

    Department of Psychiatry and of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Dartmouth Medical School, USA

  4. 8

    National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Hanover, NH, USA

  5. 9

    Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Psychology, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

  2. 2

    Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, India

  3. 3

    Lead Knowledge Management, Private Multinational Company, Bangalore, India

  4. 4

    Department of Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 29 JUL 2011

Book Series:

  1. World Psychiatric Association Evidence and Experience in Psychiatry Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Helen Herrman

Series Editor Information

  1. WPA Secretary for Publications, University of Melbourne, Australia

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470688977

Online ISBN: 9781119998471



  • model, for low- and middle-income countries (LAMICs);
  • rationale for public health approach - planning, monitoring, in organised violence;
  • disaster public mental health (DPMH) model - systems theory and preventive science;
  • gaps, mental health needs of affected population - services for LAMICs;
  • principles, guidelines for mental health - psychosocial response after disasters, in DPMH approach;
  • paradigm shifts in preventive aspects - disaster mental health, curative to preventive psychiatry;
  • demedicalising, stigma of mental illness decreasing - and deprofessionalising, training survivors;
  • disaster assistance, community empowerment - concept of resilience, in response to adversity;
  • nonspecific community-based interventions - role in fostering healing process;
  • disaster mental health care - desire to help, skills and knowledge of medical care, of affected communities


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • An Excellent Model for Low- and Middle-Income Countries

  • Disaster Mental Health and Public Health: An Integrative Approach to Recovery

  • Transcultural Aspects of Response to Disasters

  • Disaster Public Health: Health Needs, Psychological First Aid and Cultural Awareness