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

ArticleinThe Psychiatric clinics of North America 36(3):385-402 · September 2013with27 Reads
Impact Factor: 1.87 · DOI: 10.1016/j.psc.2013.05.003 · Source: PubMed


    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.