Author | Robert J. Ursano, MD


What Psychiatrists Should Know About Ebola

December 29, 2014


When widespread fear and anxiety about the spread of an infectious disease stress our society, psychiatrists can play a variety of important roles in population health management.

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Neurobiology, Psychology, and Public Health

March 01, 2008


In recent years, we have learned a great deal about posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its public health implications. From 9/11 to Katrina and the present Iraq war, PTSD has been in the forefront of health concerns and public policy.

On Healing and Prevention

April 01, 2005


Traumatic events affect individuals as well as entire communities. In this Special Report on trauma and violence, a number of often forgotten traumatic experiences are described. The individuals exposed to these events are at increased risk of several psychiatric disorders, as well as behavioral changes such as increased alcohol use or cigarette smoking.