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Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2004 Sep;27(3):505-19.

International disaster mental health.

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Harvard Medical School, 25 Shattuck Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA. rbarron@challiance.org

Abstract

This article distills key issues and controversies in the field of international disaster mental health. It offers perspectives from cross-cultural research and describes current controversies, including the appropriateness of bringing to bear Western structures of mental health and psychiatric diagnosis to non-Western settings. It reports early lessons learned from the field regarding what might best constitute assistance within a foreign culture and where to place emphasis. It recommends becoming involved within the relief establishment.

PMID:
15325490
DOI:
10.1016/j.psc.2004.03.007
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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