Year: 1993 Source: British Journal of Psychiatry, v.163, (August 1993), p.230-239 SIEC No: 19930719

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; e. multiple severe post earthquake adversities; f. the extension of the outreach programme.