Lessons learned and forgotten: the need for prevention and mental health interventions in disaster preparedness.

@article{Mangelsdorff1985LessonsLA,
  title={Lessons learned and forgotten: the need for prevention and mental health interventions in disaster preparedness.},
  author={A David Mangelsdorff},
  journal={Journal of community psychology},
  year={1985},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={239-57}
}
Human beings have been subjected to the effects of both natural and man-made disasters for centuries. How humans have coped with catastrophes has been recorded through history. This review proceeds from an examination of the efforts in legislation and disaster research through a brief history of war-time experiences and treatment of combat stress reactions. As warfare changed, so did the ability of soldiers to cope. Likewise, treatment interventions to restore soldiers to effectiveness evolved… CONTINUE READING

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