Psychopathology, Clinical Symptoms, and their Demographic Correlates in Female Adolescents Flood Affectees of District Muzzafargarh

Author: Sara Asad

Supervisor: Dr. Aisha Sitwat ,Ms. Aasma Yousaf

Degree: BS

Year: 2007-2011

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


The aim of the research was to estimate the rate of psychopathology clinical symptoms and their demographic correlates among female adolescent flood affectees of district MuzzafargarhThe Retrospective Ex Post Facto Research Design was used. The sample Participants were selected through Purposive sampling technique, falling in the age range of 13-19 years with M =15.78 years. Screening, Diagnostic and Demographic Questionnaires were used to collect the data. Descriptive statistics were used to calculate the Percentages and Frequencies. The results showed that Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was the most common diagnosed disorder followed by Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder. Clinical symptoms of PTSD and Generalized Anxiety Disorder were demonstrated most by the screened out participants. The variables such as damage to the house, residence in personal tents, and late arrival of any kind of aid might have led the participants to develop psychopathology.

Keywords: Psychopathology, Clinical Symptoms. Flood Victims, Adolescents, Females.

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