Posttraumatic stress and depressive reactions among Nicaraguan adolescents after hurricane Mitch.

  title={Posttraumatic stress and depressive reactions among Nicaraguan adolescents after hurricane Mitch.},
  author={Armen K Goenjian and Luis Rodrigo Molina and Alan M. Steinberg and Lynn A. Fairbanks and M. A. Lobo {\'A}lvarez and Haig A Goenjian and Robert S. Pynoos},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={158 5},
OBJECTIVE This study determined the severity of posttraumatic stress and depressive reactions among Nicaraguan adolescents after Hurricane Mitch and the relationship of these reactions to objective and subjective features of hurricane exposure, death of a family member, forced relocation, and thoughts of revenge. METHOD Six months after the hurricane, 158 adolescents from three differentially exposed cities were evaluated by using a hurricane exposure questionnaire, the Child Posttraumatic… CONTINUE READING
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