Trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder in an urban Xhosa primary care population: prevalence, comorbidity, and service use patterns.

@article{Carey2003TraumaAP,
  title={Trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder in an urban Xhosa primary care population: prevalence, comorbidity, and service use patterns.},
  author={Paul D. Carey and D. J. Stein and Nompumelelo Zungu-Dirwayi and Soraya Seedat},
  journal={The Journal of nervous and mental disease},
  year={2003},
  volume={191 4},
  pages={230-6}
}
Despite increased awareness of the prevalence and morbidity of psychiatric illnesses, relatively few studies have been undertaken in primary care settings in the African context. The authors determined the prevalence of trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a South African township primary health care clinic and assessed associated demographic factors, comorbidity, service use, service satisfaction, and quality of life. Subjects were directly interviewed using translated… CONTINUE READING

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