The mental health impacts of disasters

The mental health impacts of disasters
Document type
Literature review
Author(s)
Jenkins, Rachel; Meltzer, Howard
Publisher
BIS
Date of publication
27 November 2012
Subject(s)
Trends: economic, social and technology trends affecting business
Collection
Business and management
Material type
Reports

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A literature review studies the effects of disasters on the mental health of survivors and local populations, and discusses the methodological problems in investigating the subject. Case studies selected are the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010, Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the Chernobyl nuclear power station fire of 1986, and the Enschede fireworks warehouse explosion of 2000.

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