Psychiatry of Pandemics : A Mental Health Response to Infection Outbreak / edited by Damir Huremović.

1st ed. 2019.
Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2019.
Medicine (Springer-11650)
1 online resource (IX, 185 pages) : 4 illustrations, 3 illustrations in color.
Emerging infectious diseases.
Emergency medicine.
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Psychiatry. (search)
Infectious Diseases. (search)
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This book focuses on how to formulate a mental health response to a massive infectious disease outbreak, including a pandemic outbreak. The book combines an emergency mental health response utilized by disaster psychiatry with clinical aspects and expertise on infectious diseases mental health developed by consultation-liaison psychiatry, making it an excellent resource for tackling each stage of an infectious outbreak crisis quickly and thoroughly. The book opens by contextualizing the issues with a historical overview of pandemics ranging from plagues of ancient times, through Black Death in the Middle Ages, Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, to outbreaks of modern times, including HIV, Ebola, and Zika. The text acknowledges the new infectious disease challenges presented by climate changes and bioterrorism and considers how to implement systems to prepare for these issues from an infection and social perspective. The manuscript then delves into the mental health aspects of these crises, including community and cultural responses, emotional epidemiology, and mental health concerns in the aftermath of a disaster. Finally, the text considers medical responses to situation-specific trauma, including quarantine and isolation-associated trauma, the mental health aspects of immunization and vaccination (including vaccine hesitancy), survivor mental health, and support for healthcare personnel, thereby providing guidance for some of the most alarming situations facing the medical community organizing a mental health response to an infectious outbreak. Written by experts in the field, Psychiatry of Pandemics is an excellent resource for infectious disease specialists, psychiatrists, psychologists, immunologists, hospitalists, public health officials, nurses, disaster mental health workers, and all medical professionals who may work with patients in an infectious disease outbreak.
Historical Context
History of Plagues and Their Impact on Human Civilizations
Pandemics and Modern Medicine
Pandemics and Psychiatry
Spanish flu of 1918
Smallpox Outbreak of 1972
HIV Epidemic
SARS (2003)
Ebola Outbreak 2015
Zika Virus Outbreak
Contagion as a Psychological Concept
Emotional Epidemiology
Cultural Aspects of a Pandemic
Managing Public Perceptions and the Use of Social Media
Effect on Mental health Patients
Burden on Healthcare Personnel
Psychological Challenges for Institutions and Communities
History of Quarantine
Mental Health Challenges Associated with Quarantine and Isolation
Care for Individuals in Quarantine and Patients in Isolation
Mental Health Aspects of Immunization and Vaccination
Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy
Mental health Care for Survivors
Mental Health Care for Family Members of the Patients
Mental Health Care and Psychological Support for Healthcare Personnel.
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