This report examines the mental health consequences of disasters, in terms of epidemiology and use of mental health services. It focuses on 5 specific disasters:
- Gulf of Mexico oil spill, 2010
- Hurricane Katrina, 2005
- Indian Ocean tsunami, 2004
- Enschede fireworks disaster, 2000
- Chernobyl nuclear disaster, 1986
This review was commissioned as part of the Foresight project on reducing the risk of future disasters.