Post-traumatic stress disorder and its treatment in children and adolescents

  title={Post-traumatic stress disorder and its treatment in children and adolescents},
  author={Fedra Najjar and R. Weller and J. Weisbrot and E. Weller},
  journal={Current Psychiatry Reports},
This article reviews current concepts of and treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in children and adolescents. We discuss the DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria and their applicability to children and adolescents. We also review the history of PTSD and the development of its diagnostic criteria. We present the concept of complex trauma and trauma’s effect on the developing child and describe a new diagnosis labeled developmental trauma disorder that would better describe children and… Expand
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