Swedish tsunami survivors six years after the disaster


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



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