Technology-Related Disasters

  • William Yule
Part of the Issues in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ICCP)


Within the literature on the effects of disasters on mental health, based mainly on studies of adults, it is widely accepted that human-made, technological disasters are associated with higher levels of later distress than are natural disasters. One year after a disaster, systematic estimates of morbidity indicate that 30%–40% of survivors may be adversely affected, with human-made disasters showing levels of over 30%–70% percent severe impairment (Raphael, 1986). The aim of this chapter is to consider what little evidence there is about the effects of technological disasters on children and adolescents.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • William Yule
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  1. 1.University of London Institute of PsychiatryLondonUK

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