Post-tsunami stress: a study of posttraumatic stress disorder in children living in three severely affected regions in Sri Lanka.

@article{Neuner2006PosttsunamiSA,
  title={Post-tsunami stress: a study of posttraumatic stress disorder in children living in three severely affected regions in Sri Lanka.},
  author={Frank Neuner and Elisabeth Schauer and Claudia Catani and M. J. Ruf and Thomas Elbert},
  journal={Journal of traumatic stress},
  year={2006},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={
          339-47
        }
}
At 3 to 4 weeks after the December 2004 tsunami disaster we assessed symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in 264 children who lived in severely affected coastal communities in Manadkadu (northern coast), Kosgoda (western coast), and Galle (southern coast) in Sri Lanka. The prevalence rate of tsunami-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) (ignoring the time criterion) ranged between 14% and 39% and an additional 5% to 8% had PTSD unrelated to the tsunami. The PTSD symptoms were… CONTINUE READING
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