Biologic findings of post-traumatic stress disorder and child maltreatment

@article{Bellis2003BiologicFO,
  title={Biologic findings of post-traumatic stress disorder and child maltreatment},
  author={M. D. Bellis and L. Thomas},
  journal={Current Psychiatry Reports},
  year={2003},
  volume={5},
  pages={108-117}
}
Child maltreatment is a serious problem in US society, affecting approximately three million children. Children and adolescents exposed to child abuse and neglect experience high rates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In addition, they are at risk for comorbid mental illness. Biologic stress systems affected in trauma and in PTSD are complex. Findings in cognitive testing, neuroimaging, and affected pathways shed light on the consequences of child maltreatment. What is known about… Expand
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