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William W. Eaton

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780195390445

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390445.001.0001

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Adapting to Acute Crisis

Adapting to Acute Crisis

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Public Mental Health

Carla L. Storr

Melissa Azur

Judith K. Bass

Holly C. Wilcox

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on the mental health issues associated with crises that arise at the community or societal level, ranging from acts of terrorism to the impact of war on soldiers and civilians, and from the ravages of earthquakes and tornadoes to the very fear of an impending crisis itself. It discusses normal, common reactions to crises; pathologic or unhealthy reactions to crises; trauma and mental health; types of traumatic events; risk factors for mental disorders; and prevention and intervention strategies.

Keywords:   mental health, public health, crises, trauma, risk factors, prevention, intervention

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