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Prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder and depression in two groups of children one year after the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti

Blanc, Judite ; Bui, Eric ; Mouchenik, Yoram ; Derivois, Daniel ; Birmes, Philippe

Journal of Affective Disorders, 01 February 2015, Vol.172, pp.121-126 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder and depression in two groups of children one year after the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti
  • Author: Blanc, Judite ; Bui, Eric ; Mouchenik, Yoram ; Derivois, Daniel ; Birmes, Philippe
  • Description: More than 500 studies were conducted in Haiti following the January 12 of 2010 earthquake, yet few of them assessed mental health of the population. To our knowledge, none targeted the effectiveness of various methods used to treat survivors, whether adults or children Our study aimed to assess one year after the disaster, the effect of a specific psycho-social support offered to relocated children in Port-au-Prince compared with a control group. The two groups were homogeneous in the intensity of the peritraumatic distress they experienced. We were unable to show a significant difference between both in the average scores for PTSD, nor for depression, nor in three out of the four sub-scales of the Child Behavior Check-List. In case children, 68% and 40.9%, respectively, and 50% and 20.5% of the control group, reported severe levels of the symptoms of PTSD and depression. These surprising results can be explained by the absence of equivalence...
  • Is Part Of: Journal of Affective Disorders, 01 February 2015, Vol.172, pp.121-126
  • Identifier: ISSN: 0165-0327 ; E-ISSN: 1573-2517 ; DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2014.09.055
  • Subjects: Depression ; Children ; Earthquake ; Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder ; Depression ; Children ; Earthquake ; Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Language: English

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