Reducing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Among Internally Displaced Nigerian Adolescents

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Abstract

This study investigated the impact of internal displacement on Post Truamatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among adolescents, with a view to reducing the incidence of PTSD among victims. 283 participants of both male and female adolescents were used for the study. Data were collected by the aid of PTSD K-scale. In-depth interview as well as focused group discussion was also adopted. Result showed a significant 3- way interaction between internal displacement, age and gender in trauma symptomatology (F (1,275) =3.87, P=.05); internally displaced adolescents showed higher mean than non-displaced ones, internally displaced female adolescents exhibited more trauma than the internally displaced males; older displaced female adolescents had the highest mean trauma symptomatology of 31.35, while older displaced male adolescents had the lowest trauma symptomatology score of 27.93. Recommendation was given based on the findings.

 

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Authors:

Agatha Ogechi Ogwo
Department of Psychology, Baze University Abuja
Ogegbu@yahoo.com
Charity Justin Takyun
Department of Psychology, Nasarawa State University, Keffi
charitytakyun@gmail.com

Linda Kwon Ndung
Department of Political Science, Federal University Lafia
Bene Nnabugwu-Otesanya
Department of Sociology Nasarawa State University, Keffi

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