Bromet EJ.J Radiol Prot. 2012 Mar;32(1):N71-5. AbstractThe psychosocial consequences of disasters have been studied for more than 100 years. The most common mental health consequences are depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, medically unexplained somatic symptoms, and stigma. The excess morbidity rate of psychiatric disorders in the first year after a disaster is in the order […]
Disaster medicine is a field of medicine dedicated to helping victims of natural and manmade disasters.
Joussineau S, Riddez L; Swedish Disaster Medicine Study Organization.Prehosp Disaster Med. 2006 Mar-Apr;21(2):117-8. A break in safety locks resulted in the release of high quantities of gamma and neutron radiation directly exposed three workers and indirectly exposed as many as 310,000 other persons. The two persons who received the highest doses ultimatley succumbed due to […]
Concerns of Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) members about troubles at the nuclear power plant: experience from the Niigata Chuetsu-Oki earthquake, 16 July 2007, in Japan
Akashi M, Kumagaya K, Kondo H, Hirose Y.Health Phys. 2010 Jun;98(6):804-9. An earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale struck the Niigata-Chuetsu region of Japan at 10:13 on 16 July 2007. The earthquake was followed by the sustained occurrence of numerous aftershocks, delaying the reconstruction of community lifelines. The earthquake affected the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power […]