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Psychological sequelae of the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York City.
There was a substantial burden of acute PTSD and depression in Manhattan after the September 11 attacks, and experiences involving exposure to the attacks were predictors of current PTSD, and losses as a result of the events were predictions of current depression. Expand
The epidemiology of post-traumatic stress disorder after disasters.
The purpose in this review is to contribute to this overall goal by comprehensively and systematically assessing the epidemiologic evidence about PTSD after disasters. Expand
Participation rates in epidemiologic studies.
The reasons why study participation has been declining are considered, what is known about who does participate in epidemiologic studies is summarized, and methods that may help improve study participation rates are discussed. Expand
Post-traumatic stress disorder following disasters: a systematic review
The body of research conducted after disasters in the past three decades suggests that the burden of PTSD among persons exposed to disasters is substantial. Expand
Exposure to hurricane-related stressors and mental illness after Hurricane Katrina.
The high prevalence of DSM-IV anxiety-mood disorders, the strong associations of hurricane-related stressors with these outcomes, and the independence of sociodemographics from stressors argue that the practical problems associated with ongoing stressors are widespread and must be addressed to reduce the prevalence of mental disorders in this population. Expand
SARS control and psychological effects of quarantine, Toronto, Canada.
Longer durations of quarantine were associated with an increased prevalence of PTSD symptoms and acquaintance with or direct exposure to someone with a diagnosis of SARS was also associated with PTSD and depressive symptoms. Expand
Trends of probable post-traumatic stress disorder in New York City after the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Data suggest a rapid resolution of most of the probable PTSD symptoms in the general population of New York City in the first 6 months after the attacks, suggesting the psychological consequences of a large-scale disaster in a densely populated urban area may extend beyond persons directly affected by the disaster to persons in thegeneral population. Expand
Trends in mental illness and suicidality after Hurricane Katrina
Prevalence increased significantly in the CAG for PTSD, while the increases in PTSD-SMI and suicidal ideation-plans occurred both in the New Orleans sub-sample and in the remainder of the sample, meaning that high prevalence of hurricane-related mental illness remains widely distributed in the population nearly 2 years after the hurricane. Expand
What predicts psychological resilience after disaster? The role of demographics, resources, and life stress.
A growing body of evidence suggests that most adults exposed to potentially traumatic events are resilient. However, research on the factors that may promote or deter adult resilience has beenExpand
Refining our Understanding of Traumatic Growth in the Face of Terrorism: Moving from Meaning Cognitions to Doing what is Meaningful
Recent studies related to global terrorism have suggested the potential of posttraumatic growth (PTG) following experiences of terror exposure. However, investigations of whether psychologicalExpand