Corpus ID: 77973367

Ethnic conflicts and symptoms of post-traumatic stress in children: A study of children from Bawku in north-eastern Ghana

@inproceedings{Dagbah2010EthnicCA,
  title={Ethnic conflicts and symptoms of post-traumatic stress in children: A study of children from Bawku in north-eastern Ghana},
  author={Francis E. Klutse Dagbah},
  year={2010}
}
  • Francis E. Klutse Dagbah
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • This study investigated whether Ghanaian children exposed to low intensity warfare experience symptoms of PTSD as described in the DSM-IV. It also aimed to find out if there are culturally-specific ways of displaying the symptoms and in dealing with the trauma. Thirteen children from the Bawku area were interviewed in-depth about their reactions to trauma exposure, revealing that they do in fact display symptoms that can be classified as PTSD symptoms. However, though the display of the… CONTINUE READING

    Tables and Topics from this paper.

    References

    Publications referenced by this paper.
    SHOWING 1-10 OF 62 REFERENCES
    Does PTSD transcend cultural barriers? A study from the Khmer Adolescent Refugee Project.
    • 144
    Post-traumatic Stress Reactions in Children of War
    • 169
    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Cross-Cultural Aspects
    • 25
    Life threat and posttraumatic stress in school-age children.
    • 1,089
    A critique of seven assumptions behind psychological trauma programmes in war-affected areas.
    • 810