Disaster exposure as a risk factor for mental health problems, eighteen months, four and ten years post-disaster – a longitudinal study

@inproceedings{Berg2012DisasterEA,
  title={Disaster exposure as a risk factor for mental health problems, eighteen months, four and ten years post-disaster – a longitudinal study},
  author={Bellis van den Berg and Albert C. M. Wong and Peter G van der Velden and Hendriek C. Boshuizen and Linda Grievink},
  booktitle={BMC psychiatry},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Disaster experiences have been associated with higher prevalence rates of (mental) health problems. The objective of this study was to examine the independent relation between a series of single disaster experiences versus the independent predictive value of a accumulation of disaster experiences, i.e. a sum score of experiences and symptoms of distress and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). METHODS Survivors of a fireworks disaster participated in a longitudinal study and… CONTINUE READING
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