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The validity and clinical utility of post-traumatic stress disorder in Afghanistan.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19541748     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study examined the validity and utility of PTSD among 320 adults in Afghanistan. Findings support the validity of PTSD in this cultural context: PTSD symptoms were highly prevalent, shared common variance, and correlated as expected with exposure to traumatic stress. However, only limited support was found for the clinical utility of PTSD. Other types of psychiatric symptomatology, including depression and a culturally specific measure of general distress, correlated more highly with traumatic stress than did PTSD; and PTSD accounted for limited variance in functioning beyond that explained by depression and general distress. Implications for research and intervention are considered.
Kenneth E Miller; Patricia Omidian; Madhur Kulkarni; Aziz Yaqubi; Haqmal Daudzai; Andrew Rasmussen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Transcultural psychiatry     Volume:  46     ISSN:  1363-4615     ISO Abbreviation:  Transcult Psychiatry     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-22     Completed Date:  2009-09-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9708119     Medline TA:  Transcult Psychiatry     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  219-37     Citation Subset:  IM    
François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Afghan Campaign 2001-*
Anxiety / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  etiology,  psychology
Combat Disorders / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  ethnology*,  psychology
Cross-Cultural Comparison*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Depression / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  etiology,  psychology
Life Change Events
Personality Inventory / statistics & numerical data
Psychometrics / statistics & numerical data
Refugees / psychology
Reproducibility of Results
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  ethnology*,  psychology
Violence / psychology
Wounds and Injuries / psychology

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