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This study investigated theoretical claims that different emotional disorders are associated with different patterns of cognitive bias, both in terms of the cognitive processes involved and the stimulus content that is preferentially processed. These claims were tested by comparing clinically anxious (generalized anxiety disorder [GAD], posttraumatic stress(More)
  • W Yule
  • Psychotherapy and psychosomatics
  • 1992
334 of over 400 children who survived the sinking of the cruise ship, Jupiter, in Athens harbour in October 1988 completed a battery of questionnaires 5-9 months later. Compared with age- and sex-matched controls, they show significantly higher scores on depression and anxiety. They also report more fears, particularly of stimuli related to the trauma.(More)
BACKGROUND Increasingly clinicians are being asked to assess and treat young refugees, who have experienced traumatic events due to war and organised violence. However, evidence-based guidance remains scarce. METHOD Published studies on the mental health difficulties of refugee children and adolescents, associated risk and protective factors, as well as(More)
This study was undertaken 6-7 months after the 1999 Athens earthquake with the aim of exploring the differences in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression symptoms between a group of children exposed to earthquake with a group of children not exposed to it, but with both groups potentially exposed to the same levels of post-earthquake(More)
As part of a UNICEF-sponsored Psychosocial Programme in Bosnia, data were collected from a representative sample of 339 children aged 9-14 years, their mothers, and their teachers in order to investigate risk and moderating factors in children's psychological reactions to war. Self-report data from children revealed high levels of post-traumatic stress(More)
Comparisons between children with Williams syndrome and control group children matched for age, sex, social class, and verbal intelligence provide support for a cognitive and behavioural phenotype in Williams syndrome. Children with the syndrome showed higher rates of behavioural and emotional difficulties when compared with the control group children,(More)
The aim of the present study was to explore the relationship between crisis support and psychiatric symptomatology among adult survivors in the year following the Jupiter cruise ship disaster. Evidence is presented that support decreases over the following year, and that higher levels of crisis support are strongly related to better psychological outcome.(More)
  • W Yule
  • The Journal of clinical psychiatry
  • 2001
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a complex psychopathologic condition that represents a significant challenge to the psychiatric profession. This distressing disorder has been found to affect both adults and children, although the pattern of symptoms in children can differ from that commonly seen in adults. This article presents an overview of the(More)