Somatic symptoms after a natural disaster: A prospective study

J. I. Escobar, G. Canino, M. Rubio-Stipec, M. Bravo

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Abstract

The authors prospectively examined the prevalence of somatization symptoms among community respondents after a natural disaster in Puerto Rico. Exposure to the disaster was related to a higher prevalence of medically unexplained physical symptoms, particularly gastrointestinal ones (abdominal pain, vomiting, nausea, excessive gas) and pseudoneurological ones (amnesia, paralysis, fainting, unusual spells/double vision).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)965-967
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
Volume149
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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