Traumatic Experiences and Post-traumatic Stress Symptoms in Kurdish Children in their Native Country and in Exile
2008 (English)In: Child and Adolescent Mental Health, ISSN 1475-357X, E-ISSN 1475-3588, Vol. 13, no 4, 193-197 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Background: Traumatic experiences and post-traumatic stress symptoms were assessed in Kurdish children in their native country and in exile. Method: 312 randomly selected school-age children at two sites completed assessments of traumatic experiences and post-traumatic symptoms. Results: Although traumatic experiences showed more similarities than differences between the two samples, the PTSD frequencies and post-traumatic stress symptom scores were higher in Kurdistan than in exile. Living in exile showed negative correlation with PTSD frequencies and post-traumatic stress symptom scores. Conclusions: Living in exile seems to have trauma healing effect on children of Kurdistan.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 13, no 4, 193-197 p.
Childhood, Kurdistan, PTSD, trauma
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-152230DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-3588.2008.00501.xISI: 000207854500007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-152230DiVA: diva2:413046