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Avaliação Psicológica

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REIS, Ana Maria  and  CARVALHO, Lucas de Francisco. Scientific literature about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in disaster context. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2016, vol.15, n.2, pp. 237-247. ISSN 1677-0471.

This study aimed to examine the scientific literature on PTSD in online databases, focusing on studies that address this disorder in contexts of environmental disasters. Through the databases (SciELO and Science Direct), it was found that, among the 964 identified studies, only 38 were related to environmental disasters. Among those were diverse objectives, people and events, which suggests the presence of advances in the understanding of these phenomena. In addition, there was an unimpressive number of national publications, contrasting with international publications, predominantly from the US and China. The data makes clear the necessity of conducting research to clarify the psychological implications of disasters in order to aid in the effective management of these events domestically

Keywords : stress; scientific literature; trauma.

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