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A vulnerability paradox in the cross-national prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Authors
  • Dückers, Michel L A1
  • Alisic, Eva2
  • Brewin, Chris R2
  • 1 Michel L. A. Dückers, PhD, Impact - National Knowledge and Advice Centre for Psychosocial Care Concerning Critical Incidents, Arq Psychotrauma Expert Group, Diemen, and NIVEL- Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands; Eva Alisic, PhD, Monash University Accident Research Centre, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia; Chris R. Brewin, PhD, Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London, London, UK [email protected] , (Australia)
  • 2 Michel L. A. Dückers, PhD, Impact - National Knowledge and Advice Centre for Psychosocial Care Concerning Critical Incidents, Arq Psychotrauma Expert Group, Diemen, and NIVEL- Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands; Eva Alisic, PhD, Monash University Accident Research Centre, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia; Chris R. Brewin, PhD, Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London, London, UK. , (Australia)
Type
Published Article
Journal
The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2016
Volume
209
Issue
4
Pages
300–305
Identifiers
PMID: 27445357
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Contrary to expectations based on individual risk factors, we identified a paradox whereby greater country vulnerability is associated with a decreased, rather than increased, risk of PTSD for its citizens.

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