Resilience in the Face of Disaster: Prevalence and Longitudinal Course of Mental Disorders following Hurricane Ike

@inproceedings{Pietrzak2012ResilienceIT,
  title={Resilience in the Face of Disaster: Prevalence and Longitudinal Course of Mental Disorders following Hurricane Ike},
  author={R. H. Pietrzak and Melissa Tracy and Sandro Galea and Dean G. Kilpatrick and Kenneth J. Ruggiero and Jessica L. Hamblen and Steven M. Southwick and Fran H. Norris},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
OBJECTIVES Natural disasters may increase risk for a broad range of psychiatric disorders, both in the short- and in the medium-term. We sought to determine the prevalence and longitudinal course of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder (PD), depression, and suicidality in the first 18 months after Hurricane Ike. METHODS Six hundred fifty-eight adults representative of Galveston and Chambers Counties, Texas participated in a random… CONTINUE READING
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