Posttraumatic stress disorder in children after the military operation "Anfal" in Iraqi Kurdistan
2000 (English)In: European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, ISSN 1018-8827, E-ISSN 1435-165X, Vol. 9, no 4, 235-243 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Five years after the military operation “Anfal” in Iraqi Kurdistan, 45 families were randomly selected among the survivors in two displacement camps. The Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms for Children (PTSS-C) and the Harvard Trauma Questionnaire (HTQ) were administered to the oldest child and the caregiver in each family, respectively. Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was reported in 87% of children and 60% of their caregivers. While childhood PTSD was only significantly predicted by child trauma score and the duration of captivity, it was neither predicted by maternal PTSD nor did it disappear after the reunion with the PTSD-free father. However, the small sample size makes the results hypotheses rather than conclusive.
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2000. Vol. 9, no 4, 235-243 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-56319DOI: 10.1007/s007870070026OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-56319DiVA: diva2:84227