This article examines the impact of exposure of ongoing terrorism on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, functional impairment, somatization, and depression among Israeli adolescents in the context of the Al Aqsa Intifada. An in-school screening of 1,010 adolescents was conducted in Jerusalem and nearby settlements that were subjected to intensive terrorist attacks. The screening procedure proved effective in identifying posttraumatic distress and triaging students for school-based treatments. The relationship between level of exposure and gender and the psychological sequelae, the differences between adolescents in Jerusalem and the settlements, and the role of spirituality and community are discussed.
|Title of host publication
|The Trauma of Terrorism
|Subtitle of host publication
|Sharing Knowledge and Shared Care, An International Handbook
|Taylor and Francis
|Number of pages
|Published - 1 Jan 2005
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- Post-traumatic stress disorder