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Revista Cubana de Salud Pública

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NARANJO ALVAREZ, Rolando J.. Neurology of resilience and disasters. Rev. cub. salud pública [online]. 2010, vol.36, n.3, pp. 270-274. ISSN 0864-3466.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0864-34662010000300013.

With the objective of explaining the general aspects of neurology of resilience in disasters that may affect the communities, this paper describes the psychical aspects related to big setbacks that may affect any community. Taking the human needs into account according to their degree of urgency, the paper approached to natural disasters and disclosed the neural, structural and neurochemical underlying bases in the mechanisms of the indispensable cognitive tenacity called individual and collective human resilience. The evolution of this concept, the most important clinical manifestations and the behaviour to be adopted at the primary health care level was reviewed.

Keywords : Resilience; disasters; neural basis; primary health care; cognitive tenacity.

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