Dissociation in children and adolescents as reaction to trauma – an overview of conceptual issues and neurobiological factors

@article{Diseth2005DissociationIC,
  title={Dissociation in children and adolescents as reaction to trauma – an overview of conceptual issues and neurobiological factors},
  author={Trond H. Diseth},
  journal={Nordic Journal of Psychiatry},
  year={2005},
  volume={59},
  pages={79 - 91}
}
  • T. Diseth
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Nordic Journal of Psychiatry
The discovery of trauma as an aetiological factor in mental dissociation is more than a century old, but neurobiological research in the last decade has started to clarify a neurobiological basis that may shed light on the complex symptomatology observed in traumatized children. Dysfunctional stress responses, emotional-based style of functioning, hyperarousal, anxiety, irritability, impulsivity, disengaged attention and educational underachievement may thus begin to be better understood. The… Expand
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