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Title: Psychiatric disorders among adolescent Jordanian returnees from Kuwait during the 1991 Gulf War
Authors: Jaddou, H.Y.
Issue Date: 2003
Language: English
Abstract: Adolescent Jordanian returnees from Kuwait during the 1991 Gulf War were expected to have elevated rates of psychiatric disorders, therefore their mental health status was examined. We evaluated 1376 newly enrolled students in two public universities in northern Jordan using an Arabic translation of the self-administered General Health Questionnaire. The overall rate of psychiatric disorders among the study sample was 23.3%; the rate among adolescent returnees [30.8%] was significantly higher than among other adolescents [22.4%]. Although psychiatric disorders were generally common among Jordanian adolescents, the exposure of Jordanian children in Kuwait to the Gulf War was still detrimental to their mental health status as adolescents
Description: 20-27
Keywords: Adolescent Psychology
Attitude to Health
Gulf War
Health Status
Logistic Models
Severity of Illness Index
Subject: Mental Disorders
ISSN: 1020-3397
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