Psychiatric sequelae in atomic bomb survivors in Hiroshima and Nagasaki two decades after the explosions

  title={Psychiatric sequelae in atomic bomb survivors in Hiroshima and Nagasaki two decades after the explosions},
  author={Michiko Yamada and Shizue Izumi},
  journal={Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology},
  • M. Yamada, S. Izumi
  • Published 1 September 2002
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
Background: Atomic bomb exposure was an extraordinarily stressful event. Although little epidemiological research has been performed on the psychiatric effects of the bombings, many medical descriptions of the survivors suggest that there was an increase of various symptoms that implied autonomic ataxia or neurosis-like disorders. The psychiatric effects of exposure to the atomic bomb explosions in Hiroshima and Nagasaki were assessed in this study. Method: From a self-administered medical… 
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