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This study, which involved medical record reviews of a stratified random sample of 2014 personnel, provides the most rigorous scientific estimate of CAF personnel diagnosed with PTSD following a deployment in Afghanistan. After the Armenian earthquake of 1988, 95 percent of children from a severely exposed city and 26 percent of children from a mildly exposed city had severe levels of post-traumatic stress symptoms 1.5 years after the incident ( 164 ); the prevalence of symptoms among mildly exposed children is consistent with assessments of children from three San Francisco Bay Area communities exposed to the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989 ( 165 ), from Florida after Hurricane Andrew in 1992 ( 166 ), and from North Carolina after Hurricane Floyd in 1999 ( 167 ).

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Publisher: Doug Francescon; 1 edition (April 6, 2015)

ISBN: 0692423656

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