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Am J Orthopsychiatry. 1995 Jan;65(1):138-46.

Psychological impact of the Los Angeles riots on Korean-American victims: implications for treatment.

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Department of Human Services, California State University, Fullerton, USA.


The psychological impact of the 1992 Los Angeles riots on 202 Korean-American victims who sustained financial loss or physical injury was investigated. Results indicate that the majority of these riot victims underwent severe distressed and experienced symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Related research on trauma survivors is reviewed and implications for treatment are discussed.

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