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Br J Gen Pract. 1990 Aug;40(337):345-8.

Psychological intervention for victims and helpers after disasters.

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  • 1Department of Mental Health, University of Aberdeen Medical School.

Abstract

Disasters can have long term and damaging effects on survivors. In addition, those who are involved in disaster work, such as rescue and medical personnel, may become hidden victims. Different kinds of psychological assistance can be provided but this must be systematic and well organized. Professional help should supplement and facilitate community, personal and social resources rather than supplant them. This paper provides guidelines for providing such help.

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