Prevalence of Violence and Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder amongVictims of Ethno-Religious Conflict in Jos, Nigeria
PTSD is common in this cohort exposed to ethno-religious crises in north-central Nigeria and relief efforts for victims of the crisis should include mental health assessment, referral for severe cases and treatment for those with PTSD.
Perceived Trauma and Mental Health among Refugees in India
- Psychology, Medicine
Mixed results were obtained for the two age groups of both the genders on traumatic experience and mental health of refugees from Myanmar and significant correlations were also found between the two variables.
Mental health among torture survivors: cultural background, refugee status and gender
- Psychology, MedicineNordic journal of psychiatry
Health services should consider the influence of culture in the expression of psychological and somatic symptoms and avoid a simplistic distinction between somatic and psychological expressions of pain.
Trauma exposure, PTSD and psychotic-like symptoms in post-conflict Timor Leste: an epidemiological survey
- Psychology, MedicineBMC Psychiatry
The prevalence of psychotic-like symptoms in conflict-affected Timor Leste was assessed and whether symptoms were associated with trauma and PTSD and it was found that PSQ cases were more likely to reside in the urban area, experienced higher levels of trauma exposure and a greater prevalence of PTSD.
The factor structures and correlates of PTSD in post-conflict Timor-Leste: an analysis of the Harvard Trauma Questionnaire
- PsychologyBMC Psychiatry
Although symptom prevalence estimates varied widely based on different classifications, this study found a general agreement in PTSD assignments across contemporary diagnostic systems in a large conflict-affected population in Timor-Leste.
Explosive anger as a response to human rights violations in post-conflict Timor-Leste.
- PsychologySocial science & medicine
Somali and Oromo refugees: correlates of torture and trauma history.
- Political Science, MedicineAmerican journal of public health
The need to recognize torture in African refugees, especially women, identify indicators of posttraumatic stress in torture survivors, and provide additional resources to care for tortured refugees is highlighted.
The role of grief symptoms and a sense of injustice in the pathways to post-traumatic stress symptoms in post-conflict Timor-Leste
- PsychologyEpidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
The model supports the importance of a focus on loss, grief and a sense of injustice in conducting trauma-focused psychotherapies for PTSD amongst populations exposed to mass conflict and violence and supports an expanded model of PTSD symptoms relevant to post-conflict populations.
"Getting Better" after Torture from the Perspective of the Survivor
The traditional model of Western mental health treatment for survivors of torture has focused mainly on posttraumatic stress disorder and related conditions. This model is symptoms-focused in which…
Understanding Trauma: Adaptation, Ecosocial Safety Signals, and the Trajectory of PTSD
INTERNATIONAL CONCERNS ABOUT PTSD In recent years, Western concepts of psychological trauma have come under increasing challenge, particularly from a transcultural perspective (see Silove, 1999a).…