Mariana Pires Da Luz

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PURPOSE We sought to estimate the pooled current prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among rescue workers and to determine the variables implicated in the heterogeneity observed among the prevalences of individual studies. METHODS A systematic review covering studies reporting on the PTSD prevalence in rescue teams was conducted following(More)
BACKGROUND There is a dearth of literature dealing with the impact of the severity of posttraumatic symptoms and of comorbid mental disorders on the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of victims of civilian violence with a primary diagnosis of PTSD. OBJECTIVES To investigate the influence of the severity of posttraumatic symptoms and of presence of(More)
INTRODUCTION Conditional risk for PTSD is the risk of developing PTSD after exposure to traumatic events. This epidemiological study of the general urban population from the two largest cities in Brazil reports exposure to traumatic events; conditional risk for PTSD; and proportion/estimated number of PTSD cases secondary to each type of traumatic event. (More)
PURPOSE No study has examined the impact of the comorbid Axis I conditions on the quality of life (QoL) of patients with a primary diagnosis of PTSD. Our goal was to investigate the influence of comorbid disorders on the QoL of treatment-seeking outpatients with PTSD. METHODS The diagnoses of PTSD and of the comorbid disorders were established using the(More)
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