Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and General Psychopathology in Children and Adolescents following a Wildfire Disaster

  title={Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and General Psychopathology in Children and Adolescents following a Wildfire Disaster},
  author={B. McDermott and E. Lee and Marianne D Judd and P. Gibbon},
  journal={The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry},
  pages={137 - 143}
  • B. McDermott, E. Lee, +1 author P. Gibbon
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry
  • Objective: To report on the use of the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Reaction Index (PTSD-RI) and the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) in identifying children and adolescents who may require psychological interventions following exposure to a wildfire disaster. Method: Six months after a wildfire disaster, we conducted a school-based program to screen for wildfire-related events, such as exposure to and perception of threat, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and general… CONTINUE READING
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