Child Psychiatry and Human Development

, Volume 23, Issue 1, pp 3–8 | Cite as

PTSD in physically and sexually abused psychiatrically hospitalized children

  • Balkozar S. Adam
  • Betty L. Everett
  • Effie O'Neal


The history of sexual and physical abuse and the diagnosis of PTSD were examined in 98 psychiatrically hospitalized children. Relative to past studies, there was an increased incidence of abuse and of prevalence of PTSD. Specific instruments for assessing abuse and PTSD are suggested.

Key words

Child abuse PTSD inpatient 


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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Balkozar S. Adam
    • 2
  • Betty L. Everett
    • 2
  • Effie O'Neal
    • 1
  1. 1.Arkansas Family CounselingUSA
  2. 2.University of Arkansas for Medical SciencesLittle Rock

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