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DIAZ, Camila A; QUINTANA, Gonzalo R  and  VOGEL, Edgar H. Depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms in adolescents seven months after the february 27 2010 earthquake in Chile. Ter Psicol [online]. 2012, vol.30, n.1, pp.37-43. ISSN 0718-4808.

On February 27th of 2010, Chile experienced one of the strongest earthquakes in recorded history, causing serious consequences on people's mental health. The goal of the present study was to provide a preliminary assessment of the impact of this phenomenon in adolescent's mental health. A total of 304 adolescents were assessed on depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. The results indicate an increase in the incidence of all the assessed disorders, confirming that females are a risk population who reached significantly higher scores than males on all scales. The study further demonstrated a close relationship of co-morbidity among the symptoms of the assessed disorders.

Keywords : Depression; anxiety; PTSD; adolescent; earthquake.

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