In addition to physical injuries, survivors of disasters also suffer psychological trauma. Resulting mental anguish and illness can be profoundly debilitating and complicate the recovery and rehabilitation process. Front-line trauma teams caring for survivors of disasters must know the risks, assessment, and appropriate response to psychological injury. This article reviews the development of understanding mental disturbance after disasters and current approaches to evaluation and treatment.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Burn Care and Research|
|State||Published - Sep 1 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Emergency Medicine