Disaster Psychiatry


Helping Children After Disaster Strikes ~Anna Varela

During what I euphemistically refer to as “The Troubles”, 8-29-05 when the federal levees failed after Hurricane Katrina and totally devastated New Orleans, the thing that creeped me out the most then and stays with me to this day is seeing children trying to come to grips with that horrible catastrophe as their parents flayed…


Disaster Psychiatry Emerges as DOD Field of Study ~Cheryl Pellerin, American Forces Press Service

At the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, experts in the emotional toll of disasters help the Defense Department, government agencies and first responders worldwide understand how best to help communities struck by terrorist attacks, mass casualties and natural disasters. The center is part of the psychiatry department at the Uniformed Services University of…


Tulane-led Katrina study to examine people, plants – and rats

More than eight years after Corps of Engineers levees failed due to sub-standard construction, devastating New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, a team of Tulane University ecologists, sociologists and geographers is joining forces with other national experts to better understand how rebuilding after a disaster can effect human and ecological well-being. The study will examine how…