Psychopathology, Clinical Symptoms and their Demographic Correlates for Female Adult Flood Affectees of Muzzafargarh

Author: Ayesha Shahid

Supervisor: Dr. Aisha Sitwat

Degree: BS

Year: 2007-2011

University: Centre for Clinical Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The aim of the present study was to study the presence of psychopathology, Severity of symptoms and their demographic correlates in female adult flood victims of Muzzafargarh. The Ex Post Facto Research Design was used in this study. The sample size was of 208 participants with the age range of 20 to 75 years, (Mean=36.9). Demographic Questionnaire, Screening and Diagnostic tools were used for data collection. The results revealed that Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) was the most commonly diagnosed disorder while Dysthymic Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder were also present. Severity of symptoms was seen. In Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). Death of a relative due to flood was strongly associated with psychopathology. Monetary losses were related to both psychopathology and severity of symptoms.

Keywords: Psychopathology, Adults, Flood victims, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Dysthymic, Adults, Females.

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