Posttraumatic Stress Disorder ( PTSD ) among Male Adolescents in Baghdad

  title={Posttraumatic Stress Disorder ( PTSD ) among Male Adolescents in Baghdad},
  author={Riyadh K. Lafta and Zaidoon S Aziz and Abdulkareem Alobaidi},
Background: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among adolescents is increasing worldwide especially in violent conflicts and war zones. Iraq is consistently exposed to large-scale traumatic events such as successive wars, economic sanction, sustainable organized violence, and terrorism. This unsafe situation negatively impacts on the psychosocial status of the whole Iraqi community, especially children and adolescents. Objective: To assess the prevalence of PTSD in a sample of adolescents in… CONTINUE READING
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