Paul Valent

Paul Valent

MBBS, DPM, FRANZCP
Consultant liaison psychiatrist, psychotherapist, traumatologist,
Co-founder and past president Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies,
Writer.

The Ash Wednesday bushfires in Victoria. Med J Aust 141:291-300

Consequences in survivors of the horrific Ash Wednesday bushfires are described according to physical, psychological (perceptual and emotional), and social manifestations in different phases of the disaster on individuals, familes, children, and communities. Evolution of various symptoms and illnesses is described. The usefulness of various interventions is described. The secondary effect on helpers is noted.
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