Prevalence and correlates of posttraumatic stress disorder among medical students in the University of Jos, Nigeria

Conclusions: High prevalence rate of PTSD among medical students in Jos is an indicator of psychological consequences of the recurring crises on the inhabitants. There is a need for follow-up and counseling/trauma healing for those identified.
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - Category: Rural Health Authors: Source Type: research

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Source: The British Journal of General Practice - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Br J Gen Pract Source Type: research
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