enemyfrigate (enemyfrigate) wrote in little_details,

Lost at sea: psychological/practical repercussions

I've been researching long-term potential mental and practical repercussions of being lost at sea for an extended period of time.
The physical affects are easy enough to find as far as the lost at sea period is concerned, and there is some broad info about recovery time after rescue.

What I cannot find is potential long term changes in behavior or thinking patterns, beyond the generic label of PTSD.

I'm imagining that people might hoard food, or guard their access to water, for example, or possibly be agoraphobic. I would love some actual examples. I've read some survivors' accounts in the past but they seemed to cover the lost at sea period far more than the aftermath.

I've searched for many variatiosn on "lost at sea," "shipwreck," "sea disaster," "afteraffects," "psychological impact," but I haven't found what I am looking for.

I feel like if I could just hit on the correct terminology, the answer would be out there.

Any ideas where I can find this info or thoughts on how I could search?
Tags: ~catastrophes, ~psychology & psychiatry (misc), ~psychology & psychiatry: ptsd

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