Posttraumatic stress and recovery were investigated among 820 adolescents living on the Israeli-Lebanese border 1 year after the Second Lebanon War of 2006. It was hypothesized that most adolescents would not report serious symptoms, whereas a minority would complain about high-level prolonged postwar symptoms. Another minority would indicate posttraumatic recovery. It was also hypothesized that associations of age, gender, and exposure to war distress with postwar stress symptoms as well as posttraumatic recovery would be mediated by family support and subjective sense of danger. Results generally supported these contentions.
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Received 30 October 2009; accepted 5 December 2009. This study was supported by a grant from the UJA Federation of New York. Address correspondence to Shaul Kimhi, Psychology Department, Tel Hai Academic College, 12210 Upper Galilee, Israel. E-mail: email@example.com
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Psychology
- Psychiatric Mental Health
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
- Psychiatry and Mental health