Lifetime events and posttraumatic stress disorder in 4 postconflict settings.

  title={Lifetime events and posttraumatic stress disorder in 4 postconflict settings.},
  author={Joop T. V. M. de Jong and Ivan H. Komproe and Mark Humphrey Van Ommeren and Maher El Masri and M. Macarena Araya and Nehal Khaled and Willem A C M van de Put and Daya Somasundaram},
  volume={286 5},
CONTEXT Little is known about the impact of trauma in postconflict, low-income countries where people have survived multiple traumatic experiences. OBJECTIVE To establish the prevalence rates of and risk factors for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in 4 postconflict, low-income countries. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Epidemiological survey conducted between 1997 and 1999 among survivors of war or mass violence (aged >/=16 years) who were randomly selected from community populations… CONTINUE READING
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