• Not Forgetting Severe Mental Disorders in Humanitarian Emergencies: a Descriptive Study From the Philippines

      Weintraub, AC; Garcia, MG; Birri, E; Severy, N; Ferir, MC; Ali, E; Tayler-Smith, K; Nadera, DP; Van Ommeren, M (Oxford University Press, 2016-09-12)
      Severe mental disorders are often neglected following a disaster. Based on Médecins Sans Frontières' (MSF) experience of providing mental health (MH) care after the 2013 typhoon in the Philippines, we describe the monthly volume of MH activities and beneficiaries; characteristics of people seeking MH care; profile and outcomes of people with severe mental disorders; prescription of psychotropic medication; and factors facilitating the identification and management of individuals with severe mental disorders.