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Natural and manmade disasters and mental health

Satcher, David; Bell, Ruth; Friel, Sharon


Mental health is defined as the successful performance of mental function, resulting in productive activities, fulfilling relationships, the ability to adapt to change, and successful coping with adversity.1 Among the findings reported in the US surgeon general's mental health report are that mental disorders are common but treatable and that stigmatization, poor material circumstances, and lack of access are major barriers to successful treatment of mental disorders.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007-12-05
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the American Medical Association 298.21 (2007):
DOI: 10.1001/jama.298.21.2540


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