Mental health consequences of disasters

Emily Goldmann, Sandro Galea

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We present in this review the current state of disaster mental health research. In particular, we provide an overview of research on the presentation, burden, correlates, and treatment of mental disorders following disasters. We also describe challenges to studying the mental health consequences of disasters and discuss the limitations in current methodologies. Finally, we offer directions for future disaster mental health research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)169-183
Number of pages15
JournalAnnual Review of Public Health
StatePublished - 2014


  • Post-disaster
  • Posttraumatic
  • Psychopathology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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