PTSD in Children
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.
KeywordsChildhood Cancer Separation Anxiety Child Molestation Child Refugee Parental Coping
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