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Title: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and its Psychosocial Impacts on the Palestinian Child
Authors: dr. wael abu-hassan
Keywords: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
psychosocial impacts
Palestinian children
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: The Canadian Journal for Middle East Studies
Abstract: The aim of this study is to know about the most psychosocial impacts of the post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSDs) in Jenin area. To achieve that, a random sample of 100 children was selected from Jenin refugee camp and Al-Zababda village; 50 children from each district, whose age arranged between 7-15 years old. After the related tools and instruments of the study were prepared, data was collected and statistically analyzed, the revealed results were discussed and many conclusions were reached. On the psychological domain, the ratios of those who are living and experiencing anxiety and insomnia were high comparatively with other psychological impacts. The ratios with reference to the sex, age and place of residence variables were (61.5%), (48%), and (49.4%). Moreover, the rank order of these ratios was the first on the psychological domain. This indicates that the fear of the unknown is expected and dominating. When it comes to the social domain, we find that the impact of thinking in killing and going for behaviors such as revenge was the highest among ratios. It was in the case of sex, age and place of residence groups (64.1%), (32.5%), (39%), with first rank in the sex group, and second in the case of age and place of residence groups. Playing violently games response was the highest ratio in the case of age group, and it was (36.3%) with the first rank. Hostility trends occupied the highest ratio in the case of place of residence group, and it was (44.2%) with the first rank. In general, it was very clear that fears, anxieties, insomnias, lack of self-control (as it is in the case of involuntary urination), bad and negative intentions (thinking in killing and revenge), hatred, and playing violently games were the most psychosocial impacts of the experienced trauma.
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