Social connectedness: A potential aetiological factor in the development of child post-traumatic stress disorder

B McDermott, Helen Berry, Vanessa Cobham

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    The aim of this study was to investigate a new social connectedness factor and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in children who experienced a cyclone disaster.Method: Three months post-disaster school-based screening for PTSD was conducted. 804 children (mean age=10.22 years, SD=1.24) participated. 12.0% of children reported severe or very severe PTSD symptoms
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)109-117
    Number of pages9
    JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


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