Nightmares Among Cambodian Refugees: The Breaching of Concentric Ontological Security

  title={Nightmares Among Cambodian Refugees: The Breaching of Concentric Ontological Security},
  author={D. Hinton and A. Hinton and V. Pich and J. R. Loeum and M. Pollack},
  journal={Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry},
  • D. Hinton, A. Hinton, +2 authors M. Pollack
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry
  • This article explores the nightmares of Cambodian refugees in a cultural context, and the role of nightmares in the trauma ontology of this population, including their role in generating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Among Cambodian refugees attending a psychiatric clinic, we found that having a nightmare was strongly associated with having PTSD (χ2 = 61.7, P < 0.001, odds ratio = 126); that nightmares caused much distress upon awakening, including panic attacks, fear of bodily… CONTINUE READING
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