Early psychological distress among sufferers after the 2011 Northern Nagano Prefecture Earthquake
Version of Record online: 26 JUL 2012
© 2012 The Authors. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences © 2012 Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology
Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Volume 66, Issue 5, pages 454–456, August 2012
How to Cite
Shindo, M., Kitamura, H., Tachibana, A., Honma, H. and Someya, T. (2012), Early psychological distress among sufferers after the 2011 Northern Nagano Prefecture Earthquake. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 66: 454–456. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1819.2012.02366.x
- Issue online: 26 JUL 2012
- Version of Record online: 26 JUL 2012
- Received 22 November 2011; revised 9 May 2012; accepted 19 May 2012.
- community-based participatory research;
- psychological stress
We surveyed 3078 sufferers in Tsunan (Niigata), an intermediate and mountainous area of Japan, after the 2011 Northern Nagano Prefecture Earthquake. More subjects reported fear of the earthquake or related anxiety symptoms and insomnia in Tsunan than in the control group. Female sex and older age were found to be risk factors for poor psychological outcome. Those with risk factors should be carefully followed up.