Psychopathology, Clinical Symptoms and their Demographic Correlates in Male Adults Flood Affectees of District Muzzafargarh

Author: Umaiza Bashir

Supervisor: Dr. Aisha Sitwat

Degree: BS

Year: 2007-2011

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


The purpose of the present study was to investigate psychopathology, clinical symptoms, and their demographic correlates among 2010’s flood affectees of Muzaffargarh. The Ex Post Facto Research Design was used and a sample of 224 adults male flood affectees was purposively taken. The age range was between 20-65 years. Screening and Diagnostic Tool, (Rahman, Sitwat, Dawood, and Khan et al., 2008) and Demographic Questionnaire were used to collect the data. The results showed that 4.5 % of the participants met the entire diagnostic criteria of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and 4.0 % GAD. MDD and Panic Disorder were each 0.9% in the sample. The unclassified diagnosis (disorders with intact functionality) was also given to the screened participants, MDD 6.7%, pain 3.6%, PTSD 3.1%, and GAD was 8.4% among the sample. Clinical symptoms of PTSD, GAD, Panic, and MDD were reported by 7%- 12% of the sample. The demographic variables such as house, crops, cattle, land damages, death of the family member, arrival of aid, stay in camps and family system were reported by those having Psychological disorders.

Keywords: Psychopathology, Clinical symptoms. Flood Victims, Adults, Males.

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