Disaster Psychiatry

A specialized branch of mental health care which provides psychiatric services to disaster victims and rescue workers
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NEW YORK -- After the earthquake in Nepal earlier this year, Disaster Psychiatry Outreach sent in volunteers who found preexisting issues that made their mental health response challenging at best, Dr.
Brenner serves as Vice President of the Board for the nonprofit organization Disaster Psychiatry Outreach.
Information on disaster psychiatry for primary care physicians and mental health providers;
The fallout from Hurricane Katrina will be unique in that the mental health challenges facing survivors will be impossible to predict, according to disaster psychiatry experts.
Case studies, invaluable observations, and highly accessible narrative styles make Disaster Psychiatry indispensible to academic libraries and personal psychiatric reference shelves.
John Iwuc, Co-Chair of the MPS Disaster Readiness Committee, with the 2007 Bruno Lima Award for Disaster Psychiatry.
He also is interested in mind-body, body-mind interactions; and disaster psychiatry.
The site is designed to address these concerns and to furnish clinical professionals with updates on emergency prevention and response and dependable data on disaster psychiatry and trauma-related events, including:
a New York City psychiatrist who co-founded Disaster Psychiatry Outreach, noted that this site is one of a kind, bringing together a range of research-based information and referral possibilities to clients throughout the United States that is as broad in its coverage as it is in-depth.
She trained at Harvard, George Washington, Walter Reed, and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and has completed fellowships in forensic and preventive and disaster psychiatry.
The APA provides online disaster psychiatry resources that may become useful as the impact of the fires continues.
Ng has extensive experience in the area of primary care and mental health, crosscultural issues, community system issues, substance abuse and homeless issues, and disaster psychiatry.
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