Methods for Disaster Mental Health Research

ISBN-10: 1593853106

ISBN-13: 9781593853105

Edition: 2006

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List price: $54.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 8/3/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 326
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Fran H. Norris, PhD, a community/social psychologist, is a Research Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School, where she is affiliated with the National Center for PTSD and with the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Response to Terrorism, headed by the University of Maryland. She has published extensively on the psychosocial consequences of disasters. nbsp; Sandro Galea, MD, DrPH, is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and a Research Affiliate of the Population Studies Center at the Institute for Social Research. His research focuses on the social and economic production of health, particularly mental health and behavior in urban settings, and he has an abiding interest in the social and health consequences of collectively experienced traumatic events. nbsp; Matthew J. Friedman, MD, PhD, is Executive Director of the National Center for PTSD and Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology at Dartmouth Medical School. He has worked with patients with PTSD for more than 30 years and has written or edited 180 books, monographs, chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles. nbsp; Patricia J. Watson, PhD, is an educational specialist for the National Center for PTSD and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School. She collaborates with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and subject-matter experts to create publications for public and mental health interventions following large-scale terrorism, disaster, and pandemic flu.

John P. Wilson, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at Cleveland State University. Matthew J. Friedman, MD, PhD, is Executive Director of the National Center for PTSD, based at the VA Medical Center in White River Junction, Vermont. Jacob D. Lindy, MD, is a training and supervising analyst at the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute.John P. Wilson, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at Cleveland State University. Matthew J. Friedman, MD, PhD, is Executive Director of the National Center for PTSD, based at the VA Medical Center in White River Junction, Vermont. Jacob D. Lindy, MD, is a training and supervising analyst at the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute.

Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, MD, MPH, is Psychiatry Consultant to the U.S. Army Surgeon General. Her assignments and other missions have taken her to Korea, Somalia, Iraq, Israel, and Vietnam. An internationally recognized expert, Dr. Ritchie brings a unique public health approach to the management of disaster and combat mental health issues. She has published numerous articles on forensic, disaster, and military operational psychiatry. Patricia J. Watson, PhD, is an Educational Specialist, National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School. At the National Center for PTSD, she collaborates with other national agencies and subject-matter experts to create publications for public and mental health interventions following large-scale terrorism, disasters, and pandemic flu. Special areas of professional interest include science-to-service interventions in disaster/terrorism events, early intervention treatments for trauma, the effects of childhood trauma on adult coping and development, trauma in children and adolescents, the interface between disability/injury and quality of life, and growth aspects of trauma. Matthew J. Friedman, MD, PhD, is Executive Director, National Center for PTSD, and Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology, Dartmouth Medical School. He has worked as a clinician and researcher for 30 years, and has published 15 books and over 140 chapters and scientific articles on stress and PTSD, biological psychiatry, psychopharmacology, and clinical outcome studies on depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and chemical dependency. Listed in The Best Doctors in America, he is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association; past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, which awarded him its Lifetime Achievement Award; and Chair of the scientific advisory board of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America.

Introduction to the Field
Definitions and Concepts in Disaster Research
Psychosocial Consequences of Disasters: A Review of Past Research
Research Fundamentals
Choosing Research Methods to Match Research Goals in Studies of Disaster or Terrorism
Formulating Questions about Postdisaster Mental Health
Ethical Issues in Disaster Research
Methods for Sampling and Data Collection
Basic Epidemiological Approaches to Disaster Research: Value of Face-to-Face Procedures
Telephone-Based Research Methods in Disaster Research
Web-Based Methods in Disaster Research
School-Based Studies of Children Following Disasters
Qualitative Approaches to Studying the Effects of Disasters
Research for Planning, Policy, and Service Delivery
Public Mental Health Surveillance and Monitoring
Mental Health Services and Evaluation Research: Precepts, Pragmatics, and Politics
Evidence-Based Treatments for Traumatic Stress: An Overview of the Research with an Emphasis on Disaster Settings
Strategies for Dissemination of Evidence-Based Treatments: Training Clinicians after Large-Scale Disasters
Special Challenges in Disaster Research
Conducting Research with Children and Adolescents after Disaster
Conducting Research with Military and Uniformed Services Workers
Conducting Research in Minority and Marginalized Communities
Conducting Research in Other Countries
Disaster Mental Health Research: Challenges for the Future
Disasters Mentioned in the Text
Searching the Traumatic Stress Literature
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