Post -Traumatic Stress Disorder Following Wars and Repression at Mosul City-Iraq

Authors

  • Mohammad Salih Khalaf Alkaisy
  • Salem Shehab Ahmed
  • Mahfoodh Sulaiman Alsydan
  • Ahmed Abdel Qader Suleiman
  • Nasir Muwfaq Younis
  • Mahmoud Mohammed Ahmed

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15481

Keywords:

Post-traumatic stress disorder, Iraqi version of Harvard Trauma Questionnaire(HTQ), Mental Health Symptoms

Abstract

Background and Objectives: More than 27 years of wars, repression and sanction have led to human
suffering all over Iraq, this study was done to estimate the prevalence rates of symptoms of Post-traumatic
stress disorder ,and estimating the rate of exposure to traumatic events in Mosul City / Iraq.
Materials and Method: Across- sectional multi-cluster sample survey of 424 respondents aged 18 years
or older, conducted at Mosul city from January to March 2019 . 159 households were surveyed. Posttraumatic
stress disorder Symptoms and Trauma events measured by the Iraqi version of Harvard Trauma
Questionnaire.
Results: During the past 27 years ( 97.96% ) of respondents experienced at least 4 traumatic events, (
26.14%) experienced between 5-10 traumatic events and ( 17.51%) experienced more than 10 traumatic
events .The most common traumatic events experienced by respondents were home searching while they
were present , witnessing murder and murder of family members. The prevalence of respondents with
symptoms of Post-traumatic stress disorder der was (25.88%). Symptoms were more prevalent in women
than in men with p value < 0.001 for PTSD.
Conclusion: The findings of the study are concluded that the prevalence rate of symptoms of Post-traumatic
stress disorder were high. This finding suggest the need for volunteer and health care planner.In addition to
the need for trained mental health care professionals.

Author Biographies

Mohammad Salih Khalaf Alkaisy

Psychiatrist, Head of Psychiatric Department In Ibn-Seena Teaching Hospital, Mosul, Iraq

Salem Shehab Ahmed

M.Sc. Nursing In Ibn-Seena Teaching Hospital, Mosul, Iraq

Mahfoodh Sulaiman Alsydan

Assist. Prof. of Psychiatry in Ninavah Medical College, Iraq

Ahmed Abdel Qader Suleiman

Member of Arabic Board for psychiatry- Ibn-seena Teaching Hospital, Mosul, Iraq

Nasir Muwfaq Younis

Assist. Prof, CHN, University of Mosul/ College of Nursing. Iraq

Mahmoud Mohammed Ahmed

Instructor. Community Health Nursing, University of Mosul/ College of Nursing

Published

2021-05-17

How to Cite

Khalaf Alkaisy, M. S. ., Ahmed, S. S. ., Alsydan, M. S. ., Qader Suleiman, A. A. ., Younis, N. M. ., & Mohammed Ahmed, M. . (2021). Post -Traumatic Stress Disorder Following Wars and Repression at Mosul City-Iraq. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(3), 1240-1245. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15481

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