Adolescent exposure to recurrent terrorism in Israel: posttraumatic distress and functional impairment.

@article{PatHorenczyk2007AdolescentET,
  title={Adolescent exposure to recurrent terrorism in Israel: posttraumatic distress and functional impairment.},
  author={Ruth Pat-Horenczyk and Robert A Abramovitz and Osnat Peled and Daniel Brom and Ayala Daie and Claude Moussa Chemtob},
  journal={The American journal of orthopsychiatry},
  year={2007},
  volume={77 1},
  pages={76-85}
}
This study examines the impact of exposure to ongoing terrorism on 695 Israeli high school students. Exposure was measured using a questionnaire developed for the security situation in Israel. Posttraumatic symptoms were measured using the UCLA PTSD Index for DSM-IV--Adolescent Version (N. Rodriguez, A. Steinberg, & R. S. Pynoos, 1999), functional impairment and somatic complaints were assessed using items derived from the Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children (C. P. Lucas et al., 2001… CONTINUE READING

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