International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 6, Part C (2017)
Prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder and depression among flood affected individuals of Kashmir after six months of flood
Zeenat Fatima and Dr. Shahina Maqbool
In September 2014, the Kashmir region suffered disastrous floods across many of its districts caused by torrential rainfall. Such events can lead to psychological disturbances among the affected persons. The objective of the present study is to assess post-traumatic stress disorder and depression among the affected population after floods in Kashmir. A total of 500 adult individuals irrespective of age and gender were studied. Screening questionnaire for disaster mental health (SQD) was administered for post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. A single adult individual from each family was asked to respond to the questionnaire. All ethical issues were taken into consideration. Data was analyzed using SPSS version 18. It was found that a large number of people are affected from post-traumatic stress disorder and also suffered from severe depression after six months of the flood.
How to cite this article:
Zeenat Fatima, Dr. Shahina Maqbool. Prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder and depression among flood affected individuals of Kashmir after six months of flood. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(6):184-188.