The Perspective of Psychosocial Support a Decade after Bam Earthquake. Achievements and Challenges.

Substance Abuse and Dependence Research Center, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran 1985713834, Iran.
The Psychiatric clinics of North America (Impact Factor: 1.87). 09/2013; 36(3):385-402. DOI: 10.1016/j.psc.2013.05.003
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The 2003 Bam earthquake was one of the most catastrophic disasters to have struck Iran. This article summarizes the short-term and long-term psychological, social, and economic impacts of the Bam earthquake on survivors across a decade since its occurrence. Identification and definition of capability as well as recognizing the nature and extent of personal and social capabilities in a community are priceless in preventing disasters and reducing their consequent destruction.

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