Trauma, War and Violence: Public Mental Health in Socio-Cultural Context

Trauma, War and Violence: Public Mental Health in Socio-Cultural Context

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Massive traumatic stress resulting from armed conflict and terrorism is a prime concern of governments, non-government organizations and the United Nations. Yet there is little systematic knowledge of how to address psychological problems of these proportions. These situations are further complicated by the lack of culturally appropriate models for mental health care in many low-income countries.
This volume describes a variety of public mental health and psychosocial programs in conflict and post-conflict situations in Africa and Asia. Each chapter details the psychosocial and mental health aspects of specific conflicts and examines them within their sociopolitical and historical contexts.
Trauma, War, and Violence: Public Mental Health in Socio-Cultural Context will be of great interest to psychologists, social workers, anthropologists, historians, human rights experts, and psychiatrists working or interested in the field of psychotrauma.

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Published 01 January 2002
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EAN13 0306476754
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Contents
Chapter 1. Public Mental Health, Traumatic Stress and Human Rights Violations in LowIncome Countries
Joop T. V. M. de Jong
Chapter 2. The Cambodian Experience Willem A. C. M. Van de Put and Maurice Eisenbruch
Chapter 3. Community Based Psychosocial and Mental Health Services for Southern Sudanese Refugees in Long Term Exile in Uganda Nancy Baron
Chapter 4. Psychosocial Consequences of War Daya Somasundaram and C. S. Jamunanantha
Chapter 5. Addressing Human Rights Violations Mark van Ommeren, Bhogendra Sharma, Dinesh Prasain, and Bhava N. Poudyal
Chapter 6. Addressing the Psychosocial and Mental Health Needs of Tibetan Refugees in India Eva Ketzer and Antonella Crescenzi
Chapter 7. Community Mental Health as Practiced by the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme Samir Qouta and Eyad elSarraj
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Chapter 8. Walks in Kaliti, Life in a Destitute Shelter for the Displaced
Lewis Aptekar and Rob Giel
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Chapter 9. Terrorism, Traumatic Events and Mental Health in Algeria M. A. Aït Sidhoum, F. Arar, C. Bouatta, N. Khaled, and M. Elmasri
Chapter 10. How Can Participation of the Community and Traditional Healers Improve Primary Health Care in Kinshasa, Congo? Jaak Le Roy
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