Mental health problems among adults in tsunami-affected areas in southern Thailand.

  title={Mental health problems among adults in tsunami-affected areas in southern Thailand.},
  author={Frits van Griensven and M L Somchai Chakkraband and Warunee Thienkrua and Wachira Pengjuntr and Barbara Lopes Cardozo and Prawate Tantipiwatanaskul and Philip A. Mock and Suparat Ekassawin and Anchalee Varangrat and Carol A. Gotway and Miriam E Sabin and Jordan W. Tappero},
  volume={296 5},
CONTEXT On December 26, 2004, an undersea earthquake occurred off the northwestern coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. The tsunami that followed severely affected all 6 southwestern provinces of Thailand, where 5395 individuals died, 2991 were unaccounted for, and 8457 were injured. OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence of symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression among individuals residing in areas affected by the tsunami in southern Thailand as part of a public health… CONTINUE READING
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