A systematic and conceptual review of posttraumatic stress in childhood cancer survivors and their parents.

@article{Bruce2006ASA,
  title={A systematic and conceptual review of posttraumatic stress in childhood cancer survivors and their parents.},
  author={Matt F Bruce},
  journal={Clinical psychology review},
  year={2006},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={233-56}
}
Recent years have witnessed a rapid acceleration in the recognition and documentation of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and posttraumatic stress symptomatology (PTSS) in childhood cancer survivors and their parents. However, applicability of PTSD both diagnostically and conceptually to cancer-related traumatic responses remains poorly articulated within the current literature. Following an outline of childhood cancer and PTSD, this paper critically examines the applicability of such a… CONTINUE READING
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