Refugee children in Sweden: post-traumatic stress disorder in Iranian preschool children exposed to organized violence.

@article{Almqvist1997RefugeeCI,
  title={Refugee children in Sweden: post-traumatic stress disorder in Iranian preschool children exposed to organized violence.},
  author={K Frederik Almqvist and M Brandell-Forsberg},
  journal={Child abuse & neglect},
  year={1997},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={351-66}
}
Fifty preschool children from 47 Iranian families living as refugees in Sweden were assessed individually, simultaneously with parental interviews focusing on exposure to organized violence and post-traumatic stress symptomatology in the children. Information given by the children increased the prevalence of a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) diagnosis (DSM-III-R) from 2% to 21% in the 42 children with traumatic exposure through war and political persecution. The amount of traumatic… CONTINUE READING