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Risk and Protective Factors in the Development of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms among a Cohort of Students in Two Tertiary Institutions Post Hurricane Ivan

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179–80
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Six weeks after the passage of Hurricane Ivan, factors strongly correlated with post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms were social support, gender, stressful life experience, emotional experience during the hurricane and experiences of loss and injury as a result of the hurricane.

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Objective: This study seeks to identify factors associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following Hurricane Ivan among a cohort of tertiary-level students in Jamaica.

Methods: A 22-item, self-administered questionnaire was administered to a non-random sample. Using parametric and non-parametric analyses, the relationship between PTSD symptoms and several
variables was examined.

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e-Published: 18 Sep, 2013

Psychiatric Co-morbidity: Revisiting the “Mind-Body” Connection

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115–6

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e-Published: 19 Aug, 2013

Suicide: A Preventable Public Health Problem

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79–80

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e-Published: 18 Jul, 2013

Changing the Research Culture at the Section of Psychiatry, The University of the West Indies, Mona

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171–7
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A significant increase in research output followed the implementation of research meetings as well as team building and project management strategies, all aimed at strengthening research activities in a section of a university department.

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Objective: To compare the medical research output of the Section of Psychiatry, The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, before and after the implementation of strategies aimed at stimulating research.

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e-Published: 01 Jul, 2013

Depression: A Major Public Health Problem Facing the Caribbean

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353–4

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Epidemiological studies indicate that depression is a common disorder worldwide (1, 2). Estimates of the lifetime prevalence for this disorder range from 5–17% of the population in the USA (3–4). However a MEDLINE trawl of two hundred and seventy-five publications on mental health issues in Caribbean people revealed a paucity of written material on depression in the region.

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e-Published: 06 Jun, 2013

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