The applicability of Western trauma models to non-Western populations: a study in Burundi (Preliminary results). Background. Rise in violence around the globe. Increasingly common psychological component to humanitarian interventions.
Separate constructs One within the other Overlapping
PTSD Local idiom of distress
Burundian Civil War, 1993-2001 (approximately)
200,000 - 250,000 killed (AFSC, 2001)
Note: 69% of these events occurred prior to 1996
Yet, only 11% were considered “symptomatic for PTSD”.