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Are human made disasters different?

  • L. I. Sederer (a1)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S2045796011000710
  • Published online: 07 November 2011
Abstract

The author distinguishes natural from human made disasters, and identifies their traumatic effects. He stresses the impact on both individuals and communities. Lessons learned from the NYC World Trade Center bombings are offered. He concludes with a universal prescription for responding to disasters.

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*Address for correspondence: Dr Lloyd I. Sederer, Medical Director, New York State Office of Mental Health, 330 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10013, USA. (Email: lloyd.sederer@omh.ny.gov)
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SA Donahue , CD Lanzara , CJ Felton (2006). Project Liberty: New York's crisis counseling program created in the aftermath of September 11, 2001. Psychiatric Services 57, 12531258.

S Galea , A Nandi , D Vlahov (2005). The epidemiology of post-traumatic stress disorder after disasters. Epidemiological Reviews 27, 7891.

FH Norris , MJ Friedman , PJ Watson , CM Byrne , E Diaz , K Kaniasty (2002). 60,000 disaster victims speak: an empirical review of the empirical literature, 1981–2001. Psychiatry 65, 207239.

LI Sederer , CB Lanzara , SM Essock , SA Donahue , JL Stone , S Galea (2011 b) Lessons learned from the New York State mental health response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Psychiatric Services 62, 10851089.

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