Cultural and ethnicity ought to be considered during treatment read more about working with ethnic groups such as african american asian hispanic and north americans who have experienced trauma cultural considerations ptsd national center for ptsd. Culture and ptsd examines the applicability of ptsd to other cultural contexts and details local responses to trauma and the extent they vary from ptsd as defined in the american psychiatric associations diagnostic and statistical manual investigating responses in peru indonesia haiti and native american communities as well as among combat . Background to identify sources of race ethnic differences related to post traumatic stress disorder ptsd we compared trauma exposure risk for ptsd among those exposed to trauma and treatment seeking among whites blacks hispanics and asians in the us general population. This book examines the social contexts in which trauma is created by those who study it whether considering the way in which trauma afflicts groups cultures and nations or the way in which trauma is transmitted down the generations. Using a north american designed and tested ptsd checklist of symptoms the volunteer trauma counselors diagnosed 14 to 39 of children with ptsd within 3 to 4 weeks of the tsunami
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