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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression and Anxiety Among Earthquake Affected Adolescents

WithAdnani Ilyas, Hizir Sofyan, M Dirhamsyah

The district of Pidie Jaya, Aceh Province, Indonesia, hit by an earthquake on 7 December 2016. The earthquake might lead to the presence of mental disorders. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression and anxiety among adolescents six months after being exposed to the earthquake. A total of 321 students from 7 high schools in the surrounding areas participated in the study. It was found that 270 respondents (84.1%) were directly affected by the disaster, 199 respondents (62%) had PTSD, 268 respondents (83.5%) had depression and 232 respondents (72.3%) had anxiety. The prevalence of PTSD, depression and anxiety was high in the present population.