Torture and trauma in post-conflict East Timor

  title={Torture and trauma in post-conflict East Timor},
  author={Jens Modvig and June Pagaduan-Lopez and Janet Rodenburg and Cmd Salud and RV Cabigon and C.I. Panelo},
  journal={The Lancet},
Previous studies of treated and untreated post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have found a doubling of the average time needed to achieve significant remission of symptoms for those who did not receive treatment. A national psychosocial needs assessment was carried out in post-conflict East Timor Indonesia to assess the extent of torture and trauma and its health impact on the population. A total of 1033 households including 750000 individuals were interviewed. Some 998 respondents said they… 
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