War trauma in a civilian population.

  title={War trauma in a civilian population.},
  author={Daya J Somasundaram and S Sivayokan},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  volume={165 4},
BACKGROUND An epidemiological survey was made of war trauma and its consequences in the general population. METHOD One member aged over 15 years from each of 101 randomly selected families in a Primary Health Area in Sri Lanka were interviewed using the Stress Impact Questionnaire. RESULTS Nearly one-half had experienced between five and nine war stresses, and one-quarter experienced over 10 (mean 6.66). Only 6% had not experienced any. Sixty-four per cent had developed psychosocial… CONTINUE READING
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