Syed Arshad Husain

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OBJECTIVE According to most studies, more than half of children exposed to war meet criteria for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Although we know that children are adversely affected by atrocities of war, we do not know which specific war events are associated with children's stress reactions. For example, it is unclear whether differences exist in(More)
OBJECTIVE This was a study of posttraumatic stress symptoms in children and adolescents during siege conditions in Sarajevo. METHOD Seven hundred ninety-one students aged 7-15 years were surveyed to assess symptoms of posttraumatic stress and level of deprivation. RESULTS Girls reported more stress than boys. Loss of family members and deprivation of(More)
War atrocities, natural disasters, community violence, physical abuse and catastrophic illnesses are many faces of trauma and are endemic and the children are the most vulnerable victims. Since 1994, this author has visited war zones and disaster areas 80 times in 18 different countries and has collected data on children's reactions across cultures. Most(More)
The authors studied 66 women referred for forensic evaluation and classified them into two age groups: 48 women 17-39 years old composed a young adult group and 18 women 40-54 years old composed a midlife group. The midlife group included a significantly larger number of first-time offenders with a higher frequency of medical as well as psychiatric(More)
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