ID 110308
Title Transcription
サイガイジ ノ ココロ ノ ケア
Title Alternative
Psychological supports after a devastating disaster
Author
Shioiri, Toshiki Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Gifu University Graduate School of Medical Science
Keywords
Niigata-Chuetsu earthquake
posttraumatic stress disorder(PTSD)
acute stress disorder(ASD)
depression
adjustment disorder
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
Disasters(e.g., earthquakes, floods, traffic accidents)are traumatic events that many people encounter and may cause various psychological or physical health problems. The impact of the devastating earthquake and subsequent life in an unfamiliar environment would cause psychological distress for almost all people affected by the earthquake. In some people, however, severe mental problems such as depression and/or post-traumatic stress disorder(PTSD), known risk factors for suicidal thinking, will occur and they may continue to suffer from these mental disorders for a long time. At 17:56 on October 23,2004, an earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale struck the Chuetsu region of Niigata Prefecture in Japan. This Niigata-Chuetsu earthquake left more than 4,200 persons injured and 120,000 buildings completely or partially destroyed, and displaced over 100,000 people.In this symposium, I will present our findings on psychological distress in the Niigata-Chuetsu earthquake and discuss psychological supports after a devastating disaster.
Journal Title
四国医学雑誌
ISSN
00373699
NCID
AN00102041
Publisher
徳島医学会
Volume
66
Issue
1-2
Start Page
13
End Page
18
Sort Key
13
Published Date
2010-04-25
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jpn
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