Prospective longitudinal long-term studies 14-20 years after three disasters
2011 (English)In: European Journal of Psychotraumatology: Volume 2 Supplement 1, 2011, 72-72 p.Conference paper, Abstract (Refereed)
Although clinical experience and past research have shown that posttraumatic stress (PTS) can last for decades after a disaster, long-term follow-ups are scarce and little is known about predictors of chronic PTS. In this presentation, long-term consequences of disasters will be described by a summary of the findings from three surveys of man-made/technological disasters with 2-4 assessments during the first 34-4 years and with a long-term assessment of PTSD and general mental health after 14-20 years (Ns = 33-57). Similarities and dissimilarities in the course of PTS between the disasters will be presented. The influence of traumatic bereavement, psychological or pharmacological treatment, and additional negative life events on long-term PTS will be discussed, and experiences form conducting long-term studies will be communicated.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. 72-72 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-219841OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-219841DiVA: diva2:703198
12th European Conference on Traumatic Stress, Vienna, June 2-5, 2011