An Update on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Children and Adolescents

Connor, Daniel F.; Ford, Julian D.; Arnsten, Amy F. T.; Greene, Carolyn A.
June 2015
Clinical Pediatrics;Jun2015, Vol. 54 Issue 6, p517
Academic Journal
The authors look into posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in children and adolescents. They discuss the impact of traumatic stress events such as sexual abuse, severe accidents, and severe family dysfunction on the youth. They examine the risk and protective factors of posttraumatic adaptation. They also explain PTSD evaluation in children, its diagnostic criteria, and psychosocial therapies for the condition.


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