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Mental health assistance to the populations affected by the Tsunami in Asia

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
2005

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People affected by a catastrophe like the tsunami of 26 December 2004 are exposed to extreme stressors which represent risks to mental health. It is estimated that the tsunami caused an increase in mental disorders of between five and ten per cent. This document describes the types of mental health problems which are found in the tsunami-affected area and makes recommendations for interventions

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