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›› 2009, Vol. 17 ›› Issue (3): 489-494.

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Psychological Crisis Intervention in Disasters: Comment on Psychiatric View

ZHAO Guo-Qiu;WANG Yong-Guang;WANG Yi-Qiang; CAO Ri-Fang;FU Su-Fen

  1. Hangzhou Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Hangzhou 310006, China
  • Received:2009-03-23 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2009-05-15 Published:2009-05-15
  • Contact: ZHAO Guo-Qiu

Abstract: Disasters are particular events that challenge the individual’s ability to adapt. A variety of adverse mental health outcomes are observed after a major trauma. The most common of these are acute stress disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and suicide. By reviewing the literatures on the issue of disaster-related psychiatric diseases and summarizing the research results based on two major disasters occurred in China this year, psychological crisis intervention strategies were discussed on psychiatric view.

Key words: disaster, psychological crisis intervention, post-traumatic stress disorder

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