Symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder and depression among children in tsunami-affected areas in southern Thailand.

@article{Thienkrua2006SymptomsOP,
  title={Symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder and depression among children in tsunami-affected areas in southern Thailand.},
  author={Warunee Thienkrua and Barbara Lopes Cardozo and M L Somchai Chakkraband and Thomas E Guadamuz and Wachira Pengjuntr and Prawate Tantipiwatanaskul and Suchada Sakornsatian and Suparat Ekassawin and Benjaporn Panyayong and Anchalee Varangrat and Jordan W. Tappero and Merritt D. Schreiber and Frits van Griensven},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2006},
  volume={296 5},
  pages={549-59}
}
CONTEXT On December 26, 2004, an undersea earthquake occurred off the northwestern coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. The tsunami that followed severely impacted all 6 southwestern provinces of Thailand, where approximately 20,000 children were directly affected. OBJECTIVE To assess trauma experiences and the prevalence of symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression among children in tsunami-affected provinces in southern Thailand. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Population… CONTINUE READING
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