Posttraumatic stress disorder and trauma in youth in juvenile detention.

  title={Posttraumatic stress disorder and trauma in youth in juvenile detention.},
  author={Karen M. Abram and Linda A. Teplin and Devon R Charles and Sandra L. Longworth and Gary M. McClelland and Mina K. Dulcan},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  volume={61 4},
OBJECTIVE To determine prevalence estimates of exposure to trauma and 12-month rates of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among juvenile detainees by demographic subgroups (sex, race/ethnicity, and age). DESIGN Epidemiologic study of juvenile detainees. Master's level clinical research interviewers administered the PTSD module of the Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children, version IV (DISC-IV), to randomly selected detainees. SETTING A large, temporary detention center for juveniles… CONTINUE READING
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