PTSD: National Center for PTSD
Disasters can be natural or caused by humans. This section includes information on types of disasters and the effects they can have.
Effects of Disasters
- Resources for Survivors and the Public Following Sudden Trauma
Sudden traumatic events or disaster can lead to injury, death, and psychological distress. This page links you to information to help survivors and loved ones deal with the stresses that come with trauma.
- Effects of Disasters: Risk and Resilience Factors
Discusses what makes it more and less likely that you will have mental health problems after a disaster.
- Media Coverage of Traumatic Events
Learn how media (news, movies, etc.) can affect your stress level or harm children, and read about how to reduce bad effects.
- The August 1999 Earthquake in Turkey and Posttraumatic Stress
Based on findings from the severe 1999 earthquake in Turkey, factors are discussed that can create long lasting mental health problems and can increase risk for behavioral and emotional readjustment problems.
- The September 1999 Earthquake in Taiwan and Posttraumatic Stress
Discusses reactions following earthquakes in Asia focusing on one major earthquake in Taiwan.
- Tsunami and Mental Health: What Can We Expect?
A brief review of risk factors for the development of mental health issues following natural disasters such as the 2004 tsunami.