Anthropology Club discussed Longitudinal Study of Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms in Adults and Adolescents after Osh Events in 2010

Anthropology Club discussed Longitudinal Study of Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms in Adults and Adolescents after Osh Events in 2010

January 30, 2020

On January 28, the AUCA Anthropology Club discussed Longitudinal Study of Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms in Adults and Adolescents after Osh Events in 2010: "I am not under stress, I am just ill!"

Upon expiration of the statute of limitations, it is now believed that survivors of the Osh two-days in 2010 have been successfully recovered. Moreover, emotionally saturated words, such as “crisis”, “massacre” and “war”, are tacitly forbidden, and not recommended to use in academic articles. Instead of these objectives, a neutral substitute - “events” is recommended – a concept, which does not reflect the significance of harm to the mental health of Kyrgyz citizens due to the Osh massacre in 2010. This research has been going for 8 years (from 2010 till present) in order to study the dynamics of symptoms of post-traumatic stress among the Osh massacre survivors, and those children who were 9 years or older at the time of the events.

Elena Molchanova, M, from Psychology Department has been working with Osh professionals in the Mental health sphere since June 2010.

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