Individual Change After Genocide in Bosnian Survivors of “Ethnic Cleansing”: Assessing Personality Dysfunction

  title={Individual Change After Genocide in Bosnian Survivors of “Ethnic Cleansing”: Assessing Personality Dysfunction},
  author={Stevan M. Weine and D. Becker and D. Vojvoda and E. Hod{\vz}i{\'c} and Marie Sawyer and L. Hyman and D. Laub and T. McGlashan},
  journal={Journal of Traumatic Stress},
  • Stevan M. Weine, D. Becker, +5 authors T. McGlashan
  • Published 1998
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Journal of Traumatic Stress
  • The authors used the SCID-DES (disorders of extreme stress) instrument to assess for personality change in Bosnian survivors of “ethnic cleansing.” Twenty four refugees underwent systematic, trauma-focused, research assessments, including the SCID-DES interview. Overall, this group of Bosnian survivors had been severely traumatized as a result of the Serbian nationalists' genocide. However, no subject met diagnostic criteria for DES. The SCID-DES yields far lower rates of trauma-related… CONTINUE READING
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