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Table 8 Symptom Prevalence at Intake

From: Rehabilitation of torture survivors in five countries: common themes and challenges

Symptom Categories Freq. Percentage
Anxiety related symptoms   
   General anxiety 206 (68%)
   Panic attacks 40 (13%)
   Social phobia 14 (5%)
   Agoraphobia 8 (3%)
   Obsessive/compulsive 4 (1%)
   Simple phobia 3 (1%)
Mood related symptoms   
   Depressed mood 190 (63%)
   Irritability and anger 163 (54%)
   Somatic symptoms 124 (41%)
   Emotional Numbing 69 (23%)
   Suicidal thoughts 34 (11%)
   Elevated mood 29 (10%)
   Passivity 12 (4%)
Trauma related symptoms   
   Re-experiencing/intrusion 159 (52%)
   Hyper-arousal 153 (50%)
   Avoidance 137 (45%)
   Dissociative symptoms 17 (6%)
Symptoms relating to thought and perception   
   Poor concentration 90 (30%)
   Loss of insight 28 (9%)
   Dissociative symptoms 17 (6%)
   Conceptual disorganization 14 (5%)
   Disorientation 11 (4%)
   Delusions 8 (3%)
   Hallucinations 5 (2%)