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Community Resilience as a Metaphor, Theory, Set of Capacities, and Strategy for Disaster Readiness
Communities have the potential to function effectively and adapt successfully in the aftermath of disasters. Drawing upon literatures in several disciplines, we present a theory of resilience thatExpand
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Practice guideline for the treatment of patients with acute stress disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder.
as well as other interested individuals and organizations (see p. 45) and two members of the editorial board of The American Journal of Psychiatry. Approved by the APA Board of Trustees in June 2004Expand
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Posttraumatic stress disorder in children: a review of the past 10 years.
  • B. Pfefferbaum
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  • Journal of the American Academy of Child and…
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OBJECTIVE To review current knowledge about the clinical presentation, assessment, and treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in children. METHOD The literature on PTSD in children isExpand
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Mental health response to community disasters: a systematic review.
IMPORTANCE Exposure to a disaster is common, and one-third or more of individuals severely exposed may develop posttraumatic stress disorder or other disorders. A systematic approach to the deliveryExpand
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Psychiatric disorders in rescue workers after the Oklahoma City bombing.
OBJECTIVE Psychiatric disorders were studied in a volunteer group of 181 firefighters who served as rescue/recovery workers after the Oklahoma City bombing. METHOD Approximately 34 months after theExpand
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ABSTRACT Analysis presented provides strong support for considering individual differences along personality dimensions to predict self-reported delinquency. The paper provides an explicit test ofExpand
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Serious emotional disturbance among youths exposed to Hurricane Katrina 2 years postdisaster.
OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of serious emotional disturbance (SED) among children and adolescents exposed to Hurricane Katrina along with the associations of SED with hurricane-relatedExpand
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Mental Health and the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Mental Health and the Covid-19 Pandemic Many aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic and the public health response to it will undoubtedly contribute to widespread emotional distress and increased risk fo...
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Coping, Functioning, and Adjustment of Rescue Workers After the Oklahoma City Bombing
Studies have not previously considered postdisaster adjustment in the context of psychiatric disorders. After the Oklahoma City bombing, a volunteer sample of 181 firefighters who served as rescueExpand
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