Practitioner Review: Posttraumatic stress disorder and its treatment in children and adolescents.


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Article
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Authors
Smith, Patrick 
Dalgleish, Tim 
Meiser-Stedman, Richard  ORCID logo  https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0262-623X
Abstract

Important advances in understanding traumatic stress reactions in children and young people have been made in recent years. The aim of this review was to synthesise selected recent research findings, with a focus on their relevance to clinical practice. We therefore address: findings on the epidemiology of trauma exposure and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); recent changes to diagnostic classification; implications for screening and assessment of traumatic stress reactions; and treatment outcome studies including interventions for acute and chronic PTSD, dissemination of effective treatments into community settings, and early interventions. We conclude with recommendations for clinical practice and suggestions for future areas of research.

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Keywords
Cognitive therapy, diagnosis, posttraumatic stress disorder, trauma, treatment trials, Adolescent, Child, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Humans, Psychological Trauma, Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
Journal Title
J Child Psychol Psychiatry
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Journal ISSN
0021-9630
1469-7610
Volume Title
60
Publisher
Wiley
Sponsorship
MRC (unknown)
Medical Research Council (MR/P017355/1)
Medical Research Council (MC_UU_00005/4)