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PTSD in Children

  • Kirtland C. Peterson
  • Maurice F. Prout
  • Robert A. Schwarz
Part of the The Springer Series on Stress and Coping book series (SSSO)

Abstract

There has been a growing literature on the subject of PTSD in children. The literature consistently points to children’s vulnerability to the de­velopment of PTSD after severe trauma. In earlier work, such as the evaluation of the children who survived the Buffalo Creek disaster (Newman, 1976), PTSD per se is rarely discussed. Nevertheless, New­man (1976) reported that most of the 224 children were “significantly or severely emotionally impaired.” Examples of symptoms often con­formed to one or several diagnostic criteria consistent with PTSD.

Keywords

Childhood Cancer Separation Anxiety Child Molestation Child Refugee Parental Coping 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kirtland C. Peterson
    • 1
  • Maurice F. Prout
    • 2
  • Robert A. Schwarz
    • 2
  1. 1.Staub-Peterson: Consultation, Training, Development, Inc.GreensboroUSA
  2. 2.Institute for Graduate Clinical PsychologyWidener UniversityChesterUSA

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