Psychiatric morbidity and post-traumatic symptoms among survivors in the early stage following the 1999 earthquake in Taiwan

@article{Chen2001PsychiatricMA,
  title={Psychiatric morbidity and post-traumatic symptoms among survivors in the early stage following the 1999 earthquake in Taiwan},
  author={Chen Chen Chen Chen and Tzung Lieh Yeh and Yen Kuang Yang and Shu Jen Chen and I. Hui Lee and Lin-Shien Fu and Chien Yuh Yeh and Hui-Chuan Hsu and Wanxia Li Tsai and Shu Hui Cheng and Lucy Yimeng Chen and Yin-Chu Si},
  journal={Psychiatry Research},
  year={2001},
  volume={105},
  pages={13-22}
}
This study reports the clinical psychiatric presentations and post-traumatic symptoms among 525 survivors at Yu-Chyr District in Nantou County who sought psychiatric service in the first month following the devastating earthquake that struck the central area of Taiwan. All subjects received psychiatric interviews and assessments using the 12-item Chinese Health Questionnaire (CHQ-12) and a checklist for post-traumatic symptoms. The most common psychiatric symptoms reported were insomnia… CONTINUE READING
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