Swedish tsunami survivors six years after the disaster

2012-09-09

The mental health status was good in Swedish tsunami survivors six years after the disaster, and appeared to have improved somewhat compared with the previous investigation three years post-tsunami. Women appeared to suffer more than men from posttraumatic stress and general distress. Even though the majority of participants had recovered, there was a minority with persisting distress. The survivors who were exposed to a life-threatening situation were affected to a larger degree. Also, a substantial minority of parents were concerned about the health of their children.

Kerstin Bergh Johannesson, Filip K Arnberg, Per-Olof Michel

Correspondence: Kerstin Bergh Johannesson, Kunskapscentrum för katastrofpsykiatri, Akademiska sjukhuset SE-751 85 Uppsala, Sweden

kerstin.bergh.johannesson@neuro.uu.se

 

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