Trauma and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder around the World

Dr. McLaughlin is a collaborator on the World Mental Health (WMH) Surveys, sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO).  The WMH Survey Initiative aims to obtain accurate cross-national information about the prevalence and correlates of mental, substance, and behavioral disorders.

The WMH Survey Consortium includes nationally or regionally representative surveys in 28 countries, representing all regions of the world, and with a total eventual sample size in excess of 154,000. 

Dr. McLaughlin is involved in workgroups examining the long-term impact of childhood adversities on mental and physical health and the prevalence and correlates of trauma exposure and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) around the world.

For more information on the WHO World Mental Health Sureys, click here.