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Posts Tagged ‘PTSD’

Post Traumatic Impact of Deadly Earthquake on NZ Children

Posted by feww on August 29, 2017

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Four in five Christchurch schoolchildren exhibit PTSD symptoms — Study

The development of children’s nervous systems was disrupted with each aftershock, sending them in a state of “hyperarousal.”

“As many as four in five Christchurch primary schoolers are exhibiting symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a local study has found.

“Children who started school in the years after the Canterbury earthquakes were “neurologically different” – and a city-wide focus on resilience has only deepened the crisis, researchers Kathleen Liberty and Maureen Allan found.

“The 300 children in the study were five times more likely to exhibit symptoms of PTSD than other Kiwi children. Eighty per cent had at least one symptom and a third exhibited at least six of 12 symptoms. About a third had eight or more behavioural problems.”

Fear Factor

The children were found to be “neurologically different”: Old, punitive methods of controlling their behaviour only increased their fear, said Kathleen Liberty.

“One of the things we see in Canterbury is this idea of resilience; there was this myth that children would bounce back from harm.” Read more…


Deadly Earthquake Killed 185, Devastated NZ’s Second largest City

A deadly earthquake measuring magnitude 6.3 occurred in Christchurch on February 21, 2011 at 23:51 UTC. It  caused widespread destruction across Christchurch, killing at least 185 people, and injuring thousands of others [despite early warnings issued by this blog.]

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60,000 Congolese Refugees Flee to Uganda

Posted by feww on July 14, 2013

Congolese Refugees fleeing rebel attacks to Uganda

Mass exodus of Congolese refugees from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo fleeing a rebel attack on the town of Kamango began on Thursday.

As of early Sunday, at least 60,000 refugees had crossed the border into western Uganda’s Bundibugyo district, an increase of 25,000 in 24 hours.

“We were woken in the darkness before dawn on Thursday by shooting, gunshots,” said a female refugee who crossed the border with her three children.

“I just grabbed my children and what I could carry, and we ran towards Uganda, we were frightened of being killed.”

“The town of Kamango in the northernmost part of North Kivu province was attacked and briefly occupied Thursday by a Ugandan-led rebel group, the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF),” AFP reported.


Other Global Disasters, Significant Events

“Suicide is Painless!”

UK soldier and veteran suicides exceeded Afghan deaths last years. More British soldiers and veterans committed suicide in 2012 than died fighting  in Afghanistan over the same period, said a report.

At least 21 serving soldiers and 29 veterans killed themselves last year.

The Afghanistan death toll in 2012 was 44, including 40 who died in action.


Typhoon SOULIK  Forces Massive Evacuation in China


Hundreds Killed, Millions Affected in China’s Epic Floods


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