The mental health disaster in conflict settings: Can scientific research help?

January 2007
BMC Public Health;2007, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p275
Academic Journal
No abstract available.


Related Articles

  • The Resilience Activation Framework: a Conceptual Model of How Access to Social Resources Promotes Adaptation and Rapid Recovery in Post-disaster Settings. Abramson, David; Grattan, Lynn; Mayer, Brian; Colten, Craig; Arosemena, Farah; Bedimo-Rung, Ariane; Lichtveld, Maureen // Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research;Jan2015, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p42 

    A number of governmental agencies have called for enhancing citizens' resilience as a means of preparing populations in advance of disasters, and as a counterbalance to social and individual vulnerabilities. This increasing scholarly, policy, and programmatic interest in promoting individual and...

  • Community perceptions of mental health needs: a qualitative study in the Solomon Islands. Blignault, Ilse; Bunde-Birouste, Anne; Ritchie, Jan; Silove, Derrick; Zwi, Anthony B. // International Journal of Mental Health Systems;2009, Vol. 3, p1 

    Background: Psychosocial and mental health needs in the aftermath of conflict and disaster have attracted substantial attention. In the Solomon Islands, the conceptualisation of mental health, for several decades regarded by policy makers as primarily a health issue, has broadened and been...

  • NEWS FLASH. Tweed, Vera // Better Nutrition;Jul2010, Vol. 72 Issue 7, p8 

    News briefs regarding health are presented. Research shows that just five minutes per day of physical activity in a nature setting can improve mental and physical health. People who cannot tolerate statins can reduce cholesterol with red yeast rice. Research shows that walking helps to prevent...

  • Federal Disaster Mental Health Response and Compliance with Best Practices. Mcintyre, Jody; Nelson Goff, Briana // Community Mental Health Journal;Dec2012, Vol. 48 Issue 6, p723 

    This study investigated the comprehensiveness of disaster mental health state plans and their adherence to published best practices in three states that experienced post-9/11 federally-declared disasters. There were 59 disaster mental health best practices used in this study to assess each state...

  • Estimating Capacity Requirements for Mental Health Services After a Disaster Has Occured: A Call for New Data. Siegel, Carole E.; Laska, Eugene; Meisner, Morris // American Journal of Public Health;Apr2004, Vol. 94 Issue 4, p582 

    Objectives. We sought to estimate the extended mental health service capacity requirements of persons affected by the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Methods. We developed a formula to estimate the extended mental health service capacity requirements following disaster situations and...

  • Disaster epidemiology in Korea. Ju Ok Park // Journal of the Korean Medical Association / Taehan Uisa Hyophoe ;Dec2014, Vol. 57 Issue 12, p993 

    The effects of disasters have recently become an important worldwide health issue. In Korea, there have been many disaster events since 2000. Recently, there was a consensus to develop a scientific research framework for disaster. According to this consensus, disaster is defined as an event...

  • Complementary development of prevention and mental health promotion programs for Canadian children based on contemporary scientific paradigms. Breton, Jean-Jacques; Breton, J J // Canadian Journal of Psychiatry;Apr1999, Vol. 44 Issue 3, p227 

    Confusion regarding definitions and standards of prevention and promotion programs is pervasive, as revealed by a review of such programs in Canada. This paper examines how a discussion of scientific paradigms can help clarify models of prevention and mental health promotion and proposes the...

  • MIGRATION AND MENTAL HEALTH -- GLOBAL CONCERN. Shah, Aadil Jan; Wadoo, Ovais // Journal of Pakistan Psychiatric Society;2009, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p102 

    The article discusses the alarming global concern on migration and mental health. It notes that migrants may serve as the direct victims of disasters or violence It explains that migrants' psychosocial concerns led the rapid growth of research on the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing. It...

  • Care of adolescents who have mental health and substance misuse problems. Smith, Martin // Mental Health Practice;Feb2013, Vol. 16 Issue 5, p32 

    A lack of research and education, and conflicting policies and working practices between agencies, are obstacles to effective care of young people with this dual diagnosis. Child and adolescent mental health services aspire to an integrated, comprehensive approach to care provision and delivery,...

  • The Critical Role for Psychology in the Children's Mental Health System: Being a Catalyst to Implement and Build Better Interventions. Schmidt, Fred // Canadian Psychology;Feb2012, Vol. 53 Issue 1, p53 

    The increasing demands for accountability, effectiveness, and use of research in the children's mental health system places psychology in a unique and important position. Psychology practitioners are highly trained in scientific and clinical methods and possess the skills needed to implement...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics