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Title: Post-traumatic stress disorder associated with natural and human-made disasters in the World Mental Health Surveys
Authors: Bromet, E J
Atwoli, L
Kawakami, N
Navarro-Mateu, F
Piotrowski, P
King, A J
Aguilar-Gaxiola, S
Alonso, J
Bunting, B
Demyttenaere, K
Florescu, S
de Girolamo, G
Gluzman, S
Haro, J M
de Jonge, P
Karam, Elie G.
Lee, S
Kovess-Masfety, V
Medina-Mora, M E
Mneimneh, Z
Pennell, B-E
Posada-Villa, J
Salmerón, D
Takeshima, T
Kessler, R C
Affiliations: Faculty of Medicine 
Keywords: Disaster
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: National Library of Medicine
Part of: Psychological Medicine
Volume: 47
Issue: 2
Start page: 227
End page: 241
Research on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following natural and human-made disasters has been undertaken for more than three decades. Although PTSD prevalence estimates vary widely, most are in the 20-40% range in disaster-focused studies but considerably lower (3-5%) in the few general population epidemiological surveys that evaluated disaster-related PTSD as part of a broader clinical assessment. The World Mental Health (WMH) Surveys provide an opportunity to examine disaster-related PTSD in representative general population surveys across a much wider range of sites than in previous studies.
ISSN: 00332917
DOI: 10.1017/S0033291716002026
Open URL: Link to full text
Type: Journal Article
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