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Vulnerability factors for disaster-induced child post-traumatic stress disorder: The case for low family resilience and previous mental illness

McDermott, Brett; Cobham, Vanessa; Berry, Helen; Stallman, Helen


Objective: The aim of the present study was to investigate whether parent report of family resilience predicted children's disaster-induced post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and general emotional symptoms, independent of a broad range of variables including event-related factors, previous child mental illness and social connectedness. Methods: A total of 568 children (mean age=10.2 years, SD=1.3) who attended public primary schools, were screened 3 months after Cyclone Larry devastated the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
DOI: 10.3109/00048670903489916


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