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Psychological Impacts



Cohen, R. E. (1987) 'The Armero tragedy: lessons for mental health professionals', Hospital and Community Psychiatry, 38(12), 1316-21.

Lima, B. R., Lozano, J. & Santacruz, H. (1988) 'Mental health assistance for disaster victims activities developed in Armero, Colombia', Boletin de la Oficina Sanitaria Panamericana, 104(6), 593-598.

Lima, B. R., Pai, S., Santacruz, H., Lozano, J., & Luna, J. (1987) ‘Screening for the psychological consequences of a major disaster in a developing country: Armero, Colombia’, Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 76(5), 561-567.

*Lima, B. R., Santacruz, H., Lozano, J., Luna, J. & Pai, S. (1988) 'Primary mental health care for the victims of the disaster in Armero, Colombia', Acta psiquiatrica y psicologica de America latina, 34(1), 13- 32.

* Article with English abstract only.


Mt St Helens

Murphy, S. A. (1984) ‘After Mount St. Helens: Disaster stress research’, Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 22(7), 9-18.

Murphy, S. A. (1984) 'Stress levels and health status of victims of a natural disaster', Research in Nursing and Health, 7(3), 205-15.

Murphy, S. A. (1986) 'Status of natural disaster victims' health and recovery 1 and 3 years later', Research in Nursing and Health, 9(4), 331-40.

Shore, J. H., Tatum, E. L. &Vollmer, W. M. (1986) 'Evaluation of mental effects of disaster, Mount St. Helens eruption', American Journal of Public Health, 76(3 Suppl), 76-83.

Shore, J. H., Tatum, E. L. & Vollmer, W. M. (1986) 'Psychiatric reactions to disaster: the Mount St. Helens experience', American Journal of Psychiatry, 143(5), 590-5. http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/1986-22118-001


Non-peer reviewed

Peot, J. M. (2012) ‘Relationship between Kilauea's volcanic emissions and symptoms of anxiety and depression in adult residents of Hawai'i Island’, Doctoral dissertation, Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.



Mt Unzen

*Araki, K. (1995) 'Mental health activities for evacuees of the volcanic eruption of Mt. Unzen-Fugen – crisis intervention of a psychiatrist', Seishin Shinkeigaku Zasshi, 97(6), 430-44.

Miyake Island

Goto, T., Wilson, J. P., Kahana, B. & Slane, S. (2002) 'PTSD, depression and help-seeking patterns following the Miyake Island volcanic eruption', International Journal of Emergency Mental Health, 4(3), 157-71.

Goto, T., Wilson, J. P., Kahana, B., & Slane, S. (2006) ‘The Miyake Island volcano disaster in Japan: Loss, uncertainty, and relocation as predictors of PTSD and depression’, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 36(8), 2001-2026.

Ohta, Y., Araki, K., Kawasaki, N., Nakane, Y., Honda, S. & Mine, M. (2003) 'Psychological distress among evacuees of a volcanic eruption in Japan: A follow-up study', Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 57(1), 105-111.

*Omori, T. (2010) ‘Mental health during recurring disaster: The case of Tsubota District residents recovering from a volcanic eruption’, Japanese Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 50(1), 60-75.

* English abstract only.


Tentama, F., Mulasari, S. A., Sukesi, T. W., & Haryono, W. (2014) ‘The effectiveness of trauma healing methods to reduce Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on teenage victims of Mount Merapi eruption’, International Journal of Research Studies in Psychology, 3(4).

Warsini, S., Buettner, P., Mills, J., West, C., & Usher, K. (2014) ‘Posttraumatic stress disorder among survivors two years after the 2010 Mount Merapi volcano eruption: A survey study’, Nursing & Health Sciences.

Warsini, S., Buettner, P., Mills, J., West, C., & Usher, K. (2014) ‘The psychosocial impact of the environmental damage caused by the Mt Merapi eruption on survivors in Indonesia’, EcoHealth, April 2014, 1-11.

Warsini, S., Usher, K., Buettner, P., Mills, J., & West, C. (2014) ‘Psychosocial and environmental distress resulting from a volcanic eruption: Study protocol’, Collegian.

Non –peer reviewed

Murphy, L. (2012) ‘Cultural perspective on mental health and disaster of women affected by the 2010 Mt. Merapi eruption’, Doctoral dissertation, The Ohio State University, USA.


Howard, W. T., Loberiza, F. R., Pfohl, B. M., Thorne, P. S., Magpantay, R. L. & Woolson, R. F. (1999) 'Initial results, reliability, and validity of a mental health survey of Mount Pinatubo disaster victims', Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 187(11), 661-672.

Huzziff, C.A. & Ronan, K.R. (1999) ‘Prediction of children’s coping following a natural disaster: the Mt Ruapehu eruptions’, Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies, 1999-1.

Miller, M., Paton, D. & Johnston, D.M. (1999) ‘Community vulnerability to volcanic hazard consequences’, Disaster Prevention and Management, 8, 255-260.

Ronan, K.R. (1997) ‘The effects of a series of volcanic eruptions on emotional and behavioural functioning in children with asthma’, New Zealand Medical Journal, 110, 145-147.

Ronan, K. R. (1997) ‘The effects of a" benign" disaster: Symptoms of post-traumatic stress in children following a series of volcanic eruptions’, Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies, 1.

Ronan, K. R., & Johnston, D. M. (1999) ‘Behaviourally-based interventions for children following volcanic eruptions: an evaluation of effectiveness’, Disaster prevention and management, 8(3), 169-176.