Trauma, War, and Violence: Public Mental Health in Socio-Cultural Context

  • Joop De Jong

Part of the The Springer Series in Social/Clinical Psychology book series (SSSC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. W. A. C. M. Van De Put, Maurice Eisenbruch
    Pages 93-155
  3. Daya Somasundaram, C. S. Jamunanatha
    Pages 205-258
  4. Mark Van Ommeren, Bhogendra Sharma, Dinesh Prasain, Bhava N. Poudyal
    Pages 259-281
  5. M. A. Aít Sidhoum, F. Arar, C. Bouatta, N. Khaled, M. Elmasri
    Pages 367-404
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 441-454

About this book


Massive traumatic stress resulting from armed conflict and terrorism is a prime concern of governments, non-government organizations and the United Nations. Yet there is little systematic knowledge of how to address psychological problems of these proportions. These situations are further complicated by the lack of culturally appropriate models for mental health care in many low-income countries.
This volume describes a variety of public mental health and psychosocial programs in conflict and post-conflict situations in Africa and Asia. Each chapter details the psychosocial and mental health aspects of specific conflicts and examines them within their sociopolitical and historical contexts.
Trauma, War, and Violence: Public Mental Health in Socio-Cultural Context will be of great interest to psychologists, social workers, anthropologists, historians, human rights experts, and psychiatrists working or interested in the field of psychotrauma.


health health care human rights stress trauma

Editors and affiliations

  • Joop De Jong
    • 1
  1. 1.Transcultural Psychosocial OrganizationAmsterdamthe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-46709-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47675-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2528
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