A prospective study of appraisals in childhood posttraumatic stress disorder.

@article{Bryant2007APS,
  title={A prospective study of appraisals in childhood posttraumatic stress disorder.},
  author={Richard A. Bryant and Karen Salmon and Emma Sinclair and Patricia Davidson},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  year={2007},
  volume={45 10},
  pages={2502-7}
}
This study investigated the predictors of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in children following a diagnosis of traumatic injury. Children (N=76) aged between 7 and 13 who were admitted to hospital following injury were assessed within a month of trauma for acute stress disorder (ASD), negative appraisals, as well as parental stress reactions. Children (N=62) were re-assessed 6-months later for PTSD and negative appraisals. The majority of the variance of chronic posttraumatic stress was… CONTINUE READING

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