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“Textbook of Disaster Psychiatry 2nd Edition” is now available in Japanese

We are pleased to announce that “Textbook of Disaster Psychiatry 2nd Edition,” edited by the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress Director Dr. Robert J. Ursano and Science Director Dr. Carol S. Fullerton along with Dr. Lars Weisaeth and Dr. Beverley Raphael, was translated into Japanese and is now available in print.

Dr. Jun Shigemura took up the role of editing the Japanese version of this book. Dr. Shigemura was a former CSTS fellow (2003–2005) and is now a Professor for the Faculty of Health Sciences at Mejiro University in Saitama, Japan. He also wrote this book’s chapter “Nuclear disaster response” based on his team’s experience after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Fukushima nuclear disaster.

This book covers topics related to natural and human-made events such as terrorism, pandemics, media coverages, and risk communication. The Japanese professionals will now have a comprehensive review of the psycho-bio-social responses to disaster in their own language. We are delighted that our Center’s knowledge continues to expand to the people in Japan and the globe.

Click HERE for the English version

Click HERE for the Japanese version

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“Textbook of Disaster Psychiatry 2nd Edition”日本語版が発売されました

当センターのロバートJ.ウルサノ理事長、キャロルS.フラートン研究所長らが編集した“Textbook of Disaster Psychiatry 2nd Edition”が日本語に翻訳され、販売が開始されました。

日本語版を監訳したのは重村淳先生です。重村先生は2003~2005年、当センターで研究員として働き、現在は目白大学保健医療学部(埼玉県さいたま市)で教授職を努めています。また重村先生は、2011年の東日本大震災・福島第一原子力発電所事故に対する経験を元に、本書籍の「Nuclear disaster response(原子力災害への対応)」も分担執筆しています。

本書はテロリズム、パンデミック、 メディア報道、リスク・コミュニケーションなど自然災害・人為災害に関連するテーマを含みます。日本の専門家たちは、災害への生物・心理・社会的反応に関する包括的な内容を、本書から日本語で学ぶことができます。当センターの知識が日本、そして世界中に広がり続けることは大きな喜びです。



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2021 CSTS Doctoral Graduate Student Fellowships

The Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress is pleased to announce the recipients of the CSTS Doctoral Graduate Student Fellowship awards. This award is in support of a USUHS graduate student for innovative basic or clinical research studies leading to a PhD degree while addressing the primary mission of the CSTS, namely, to research the health consequences of trauma, disaster, and terrorism. This award provides two years of salary support while the doctoral student works on their doctoral studies. The 2021 CSTS Doctoral Graduate Student Fellowship award recipients are Haley Spencer and Matthew Thompson. click HERE for more information.

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Army STARRS: Volume 5, Issue 4, Updated December 29, 2021

This document is an ongoing continuous summary of Army STARRS and STARRS-LS publications. Army STARRS (2009-2015) was the largest and most comprehensive research project of mental health among U.S. Army Soldiers ever conducted. The project was designed to examine a broad range of risk and resilience (protective) factors across a complex set of outcomes including suicidal behaviors and associated mental health issues. Army STARRS scientists created a series of large and extensive databases with the potential to achieve groundbreaking results. These databases allow scientists to investigate a diverse combination of factors from demographic, psychological, biological, neurological, behavioral, and social domains with the goal of generating actionable findings for the Army. The project was designed using an adaptive approach which means it evolved as new information became available over the course of the project. The research team shared preliminary findings, as they became available, with senior Army leadership so the Army could apply them to its ongoing health promotion, risk reduction, and suicide prevention efforts. The work is continuing under the STARRS Longitudinal Study (STARRS-LS) which runs from 2015 to 2025.

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Managing Grief During the Holidays

The holiday season can be especially challenging for those who are bereaved. Memories of loved ones who have died will likely arise and can be painful reminders of the loss. As we enter the holiday season, here are a few tips for coping. [more]