Children's symptoms of posttraumatic stress and depression after a natural disaster: comorbidity and risk factors.

@article{Lai2013ChildrensSO,
  title={Children's symptoms of posttraumatic stress and depression after a natural disaster: comorbidity and risk factors.},
  author={Betty S Lai and Annette Marie La Greca and Beth A Auslander and Mary B. Short},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2013},
  volume={146 1},
  pages={71-8}
}
BACKGROUND The current study examined rates of comorbidity among children's symptoms of posttraumatic stress (PTS) and depression after a natural disaster, Hurricane Ike. We also compared children with comorbid symptoms to children without comorbid symptoms, examining recovery, severity of symptoms, and risk factors. METHOD Children (n=277; 52% girls; 38% Hispanic, 28% White, 19% Black; grades 2-4) were assessed at 8 and 15 months postdisaster. Children completed measures of PTS and… CONTINUE READING
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