Exposure to violence and post-traumatic stress disorder in urban adolescents.

  title={Exposure to violence and post-traumatic stress disorder in urban adolescents.},
  author={M W Berton and S D Stabb},
  volume={31 122},
The prevalence and severity of stressors in the lives of urban adolescents may predispose them to symptoms of psychological stress and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The purpose of this study was to investigate variables associated with the incidence of symptomatology characteristic of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in adolescents in a major metropolitan area. One hundred and three high school juniors completed The Keane PTSD Scale, the Civilian Mississippi Scale for PTSD, and a… CONTINUE READING

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