Mental health response to community disasters: a systematic review.

  title={Mental health response to community disasters: a systematic review.},
  author={Carol S North and Betty Pfefferbaum},
  volume={310 5},
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 delivery of timely and appropriate disaster mental health services may facilitate their integration into the emergency medical response. OBJECTIVE To review and summarize the evidence for how best to identify individuals in need of disaster mental health services and triage them to appropriate care… CONTINUE READING


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