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Post Trauma Aspects of Disasters: Causes, Effects and Challenges: A Psychological Perspective
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Post Trauma Aspects of Disasters: Causes, Effects and Challenges: A Psychological Perspective


Priya Philip

Department of English, Adhiyamaan College of Engineering, Hosur , Tamil Nadu.


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Received: July 14, 2014,   Accepted: August 2, 2014,   Published: August 12, 2014.


Abstract:

A disaster, natural or human instigated, leaves in its wake shocking disarray and destruction. The loss brought about by a disaster is generally classified into the compartments – human, societal, economic and infrastructural. The economic and infrastructural aspects receive immediate attention as they as considered to be actual damages. However, the loss caused by a disaster does not end there. The psychological distress and anxiety that the victims of a disaster suffer is extremely damaging to their physical, mental and psychological wellbeing. The trauma induced by a disaster does not end with it but continues to exert its fatal influence on the victims bringing out in them a variety of medical anomalies and disorders like personality and identity crises, psychosomatic disorders, regressive memory, cognitive confusion, anxiety about death, generalized fear and so on. The similar impact of natural disasters in the very recent past has resulted in the demand for a new perspective. This paper offers a comprehensive view on the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder suffered by the victims of a disaster, its symptoms, hazardous results and possibility of recovery through the right medical approach.


Keywords: Disaster, Psychological distress, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and recovery.


Citation:

Priya Philip, (2014). Post Trauma Aspects of Disasters: Causes, Effects and Challenges: A Psychological Perspective. J. of Computation in Biosciences and Engineering. V1I3. DOI: 10.15297/JCLS.V1I3.10


Copyright:

© 2014 Priya Philip. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


      
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