Does terrorism have a unique and significant emotional and behavioral impact among adults and children? In what way does the impact of terrorism exceed the individual level and affect communities and specific professional groups as well as test different leadership styles? How were professional communities of mental health clinicians, policy makers and researchers mobilized to respond to the emerging needs post-disaster? What are the lessons learned from the work conducted after 9/11 and the implications for future disaster mental health work and preparedness efforts? Yuval Neria and his team are uniquely placed to answer these questions having been involved in modifying ongoing trials and setting up new ones in New York to address these issues straight after the attacks. No psychiatrist, mental health professional or policy maker should be without this book.
Part I. Introduction; Part II. The Psychological Aftermath of 9/11; Part III. Reducing the Burden; Part IV. Outreach and Intervention in the Wake of Terrorist Attacks; Part IV.i. New York Area; Part IV.ii. Washington DC; Part IV.iii. Prolonged-Exposure Treatment as a Core Resource for Clinicians in the Community; Part V. Disasters and Mental Health; Perspectives on Response and Preparedness.
Y. Neria, R. Gross, R. D. Marshall, E. Susser, S. Galea, J. Ahern, H. Resnick, David Vlahov, R. C. Silver, E. A. Holman, D. N. McIntosh, M. Poulin, V. Gil-Rivas, J. Pizarro, C. Hoven, D. J. Mandell, C. S. Duarte, P. Wu, V. Giordano, C. North, B. Pfefferbaum, B. Hong, Y. Havenaar, E. Bromet, F. Norris, M. Fullilove, L. Hernandez-Cordero, J. Saul, E. Newman, J. Davis, S. Kennedy, R. Boyatzis, D. Bilimoria, L. Godwin, M. Hopkins, T. Lingham, S. Hobfol, M. Olfson, M. J. Gameroff, A. Das, A. Feder, R. Lantigua, S. Shea, M. M. Weissman, C. Felton, S. Donahue, C. B. Lanzara, E. A. Pease, J. Draper, G. McCleery, R. Schaedle, J. Rosenthal, E. J. Suh, L. Amsel, J. Katsan, S. Eth, L. Davis, M. Cloitre, G. Schwarzbaum, R. Yehuda, J. Difede, J. Roberts, N. Jaysinghe, P. Leck, C. Katz, R. Smith, R. Herbert, S. Levin, L. Murray, J. Rodriguez, K. Hoagwood, P. Jensen, D. Schecter, S. W. Coates, C. E. Ritchie, W. T. Leavitt, S. Hanish, B. Litz, E. Foa, S. P. Cahill, E. A. Hembree, N. Breslau, R. McNally, K. Kaniasty, S. Wessley, S. Maguen, B. Litz, E. Redlener, S. Morse, A. Shalev