A Mental Health Relief Programme in Armenia After the 1988 Earthquake: Implementation and Clinical Observations

An international mental health relief programme was implemented in Soviet Armenia after the 1988 earthquake. This paper presents: a. the steps considered essential in choosing workers for the relief work; b. methods which facilitated the screening of large numbers of students; c. the rate of post traumatic stress disorder; d. clinical observations of psychological problems; […]

Post-Traumatic Stress Reactions in Children After the 1988 Armenian Earthquake

This article reports on a random screening of 231 children 18 months after the 1988 earthquake in Armenia. Findings indicate that after catastrophic natural disasters, post-traumatic reactions in children may reach epidemic proportions, remain high for a prolonged period, & jeopardise the well-being of the child population of a large region. Systematic screening of children […]