Accession Number : ADA392688


Title :   Planning for Bioterrorism. Behavioral & Mental Health Responses to Weapons of Mass Destruction & Mass Disruption


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIV OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES BETHESDA MD


Personal Author(s) : Ursano, Robert J ; Fullerton, Carol S ; Norwood, Ann E ; McCurry, Lisa J ; Stecklein, Jennifer L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a392688.pdf


Report Date : 16 Jul 2000


Pagination or Media Count : 190


Abstract : This monograph includes an edited transcript and an executive summary from the conference, Planning for Bioterrorism: Behavioral and Mental Health Responses to Weapons of Mass Destruction and Mass Disruption. The conference was held July 14-16, 2000. The conference addressed the history, nature, and threat of biological agents. Agents were described to better appreciate the behavioral implications for illness, disease, prevention, and vaccination. Community and individual responses to potential bioterrorist events were described. Future approaches to the management and treatment of behavioral and mental health issues following exposure to biological agents and bioterrorism were discussed. The conference concluded with recommendations for policy, communication, education and training, and research.


Descriptors :   *BIOLOGICAL AGENTS , *MASS DESTRUCTION WEAPONS , *MENTAL HEALTH , *BEHAVIOR , *RESPONSE(BIOLOGY) , *IMMUNIZATION , MANAGEMENT , EXPOSURE(GENERAL) , THREATS , HEALTH


Subject Categories : Pharmacology
      Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE