Relations between Loss of Services and Psychiatric Symptoms in Urban and Non-Urban Settings following a Natural Disaster.

@article{Gros2012RelationsBL,
  title={Relations between Loss of Services and Psychiatric Symptoms in Urban and Non-Urban Settings following a Natural Disaster.},
  author={Daniel F Gros and Matthew Price and Kirstin Stauffacher Gros and Lisa A Paul and Jenna L. McCauley and Kenneth J. Ruggiero},
  journal={Journal of psychopathology and behavioral assessment},
  year={2012},
  volume={34 3},
  pages={343-350}
}
Disasters have been associated with both acute and prolonged distress and significant post-disaster psychiatric symptoms. These outcomes may be further complicated by extended periods without vital services and supplies, such as electricity and drinking water. The present study investigated the relations between post-disaster loss of services and psychiatric symptoms in urban/non-urban disaster victims. Random-digit-dial methodology was used to interview 1,249 victims of Hurricane Ike, a strong… CONTINUE READING
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