Mental Health Consequences of Disaster


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Course Description

This course is provided by John Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness and will require a secondary login and/or registration.


In this presentation, Dr. Everly examines disaster's impact on various parts of mental function and personality.


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Target Audience

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Learning Objectives

Having completed this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the mental health consequences of disasters

  2. Define the concepts of distress and dysfunction

  3. Describe examples of distress vs. dysfunction in five domains:

  4. Cognitive (thinking)

  5. Emotional (affect)

  6. Behavioral

  7. Physical (physiological)

  8. Spiritual

  9. Demonstrate familiarity with four common clinical syndromes that occur after disasters:

  10. Generalized Anxiety Disorder

  11. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  12. Major Depression

  13. Alcohol Abuse


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Online/ Self-study


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1 hr.



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