The course of postdisaster psychiatric disorders in directly exposed civilians after the US Embassy bombing in Nairobi, Kenya: a follow-up study

@article{Zhang2012TheCO,
  title={The course of postdisaster psychiatric disorders in directly exposed civilians after the US Embassy bombing in Nairobi, Kenya: a follow-up study},
  author={Gus Q. Zhang and Carol S North and Pushpa Narayanan and You-Seung Kim and Samuel B. Thielman and Betty Pfefferbaum},
  journal={Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={48},
  pages={195-203}
}
While disasters are common in Africa, disaster studies in Africa are underrepresented in the published literature. This study prospectively examined the longitudinal course of psychopathology, coping, and functioning among 128 directly exposed Kenyan civilian survivors of the 1998 US Embassy bombing in Nairobi. The Diagnostic Interview Schedule/Disaster Supplement assessed predisaster and postdisaster psychiatric disorders and variables related to coping, functioning, safety, and religion near… CONTINUE READING
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