Psychological responses in family members after the Hebron massacre

Salman Elbedour, Ahmad Baker, Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, Martin Irwin, R. H. Belmaker

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    The authors attempted to determine the frequency of severe psychological responses in surviving family members in a religious Muslim culture. Twenty- three wives, twelve daughters and twenty-six sons of heads of households massacred while praying in the Hebron mosque on 25 February 1994 were interviewed with the clinician-administered PTSD scale; 50% of daughters, 39% of wives, and 23% of sons met criteria for PTSD. PTSD or traumatic bereavement occurs with high frequency after a major tragedy in a Moslem society, despite religious admiration of dead martyrs.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)27-31
    Number of pages5
    JournalDepression and Anxiety
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - 9 Feb 1999


    • Muslim
    • PTSD
    • Traumatic bereavement

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Clinical Psychology
    • Psychiatry and Mental health


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