Posttraumatic stress disorder and psychiatric co-morbidity: symptoms in a random sample of female Bosnian refugees

  title={Posttraumatic stress disorder and psychiatric co-morbidity: symptoms in a random sample of female Bosnian refugees},
  author={Kristina Sundquist and Leena Maria Johansson and Valerie Demarinis and Sven-erik Johansson and Jan Sundquist},
  journal={European Psychiatry},
  pages={158 - 164}
[Depression, anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorders in labor migrants, asylum seekers and refugees. A systematic overview].
Migrants are a heterogeneous group and prevalence rates vary widely between studies, so there is a need of high-quality representative studies on migrants' mental health to adequately plan health and social care.
Delayed-onset posttraumatic stress disorder (DPTSD) has been under medico-legal debate for years. Previous studies examining the prevalence and underlying mechanisms of DPTSD have yielded
Psychiatric morbidity in adult Kashmiri migrants living in a migrant camp at Jammu
Depression, post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD) and generalized anxiety disorders (GAD) were statistically more prevalent among migrants than in controls.
Comorbidity of post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety in flood survivors
Post-traumatic stress disorder only and comorbidity of PTSD and anxiety are prevalent in flood survivors, and are both related to the intensity of exposure to the flood and personality traits, indicating that integrated intervention strategies of PTSDand anxiety for flood survivors are needed.
Global prevalence of anxiety and PTSD in immigrants: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Background A systematic and meta-analysis of the prevalence of anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in immigrants was conducted. Methods Based on the keywords, scientific databases were
Author ' s personal copy Depression and anxiety in labor migrants and refugees – A systematic review and meta-analysis
Prevalence rates of depression and anxiety among migrants (i.e. refugees, labor migrants) vary among studies and it’s been found that prevalence rates of depression and anxiety may be linked to
Predicting Posttraumatic Stress and Depression Symptoms Among Frontline Firefighters in China
PTSD was predicted by rank, and Soldiers and sergeants demonstrated higher level of PTSD than officers, and future studies on mental health of firefighters should take factors like perceived stress, social support, and rank into consideration.


[A simple survey of post-traumatic stress disorders among Bosnian war refugees in Norway].
  • M. Nygård, K. Malterud
  • Medicine, Psychology
    Tidsskrift for den Norske laegeforening : tidsskrift for praktisk medicin, ny raekke
  • 1995
150 Bosnian war refugees were followed for 12 months by means of a brief screening procedure to determine prevalence and course of symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, indicating that the approach is practicable, and can deliver diagnostic outcomes with acceptable validity.
Disability associated with psychiatric comorbidity and health status in Bosnian refugees living in Croatia.
In a population of Bosnian refugees who had recently fled from the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, psychiatric comorbidity was associated with disability independent of the effects of age, trauma, and health status.
Screening for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms Among Bosnian Refugees
Bosnian war refugees showed high levels of PTSD symptoms compared to a nonrefugee comparison group, and the PTSS-10 showed high internal consistency reliability and stability.
Life situation and posttraumatic symptoms: A follow-up study of refugees from the former Yugoslavia living in Sweden
Positive factors in the subjects' life situations were the housing situation and the fact that most subjects had at least reasonable knowledge of the majority language, however, a minority of the group still had no formal competence in Swedish, with negative consequences for labor market integration and social contact with Swedes.
The psychological and medical sequelae of war in Central American refugee mothers and children.
It is found that maternal mental health influences the child's, and the children's interests are well served when pediatricians encourage the mother to contact services for herself if she confides that she is experiencing some of the severe psychological sequelae reported by the women in this study.
Psychiatric consequences of "ethnic cleansing": clinical assessments and trauma testimonies of newly resettled Bosnian refugees.
Ethnic cleansing has caused high rates of PTSD and depression, as well as other forms of psychological morbidity, in this group of resettled Bosnian refugees.
Psychological sequelae of torture and organised violence suffered by refugees from Iraq
Social factors in exile, particularly the level of ‘affective’ social support, proved important in determining the severity of both post-traumatic stress disorder and depressive reactions, particularly when combined with a severe level of trauma/torture.
Traumatic Events and Predictive Factors for Posttraumatic Symptoms in Displaced Bosnian Women in a War Zone
In the multivariate analysis, severe trauma and reporting of an absent husband remained significantly associated with PTS-cases and clinical implications were discussed.
Prospective study of displaced children's symptoms in wartime Bosnia
Gender may be an important factor in the natural course of trauma-related symptoms among war traumatized children, as symptoms of posttraumatic stress, anxiety, and depression showed a greater decrease in boys relative to girls over time.