Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Children

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Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) refers to a set of symptoms that develop following exposure to an unusually severe stressor or event. The present paper reviews the diagnosis of PTSD in children as well as the prevalence, persistence, and developmental course of PTSD in community samples. Next, factors that are related to the emergence of PTSD in children are discussed, including demographic factors, exposure to the event, aspects of the recovery environment, and pre-existing psychological functioning. The assessment of PTSD symptoms in children and adolescents is also described. © 2007

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Stress
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9780123739476
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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