Predictors of posttraumatic stress in children following injury: The influence of appraisals, heart rate, and morphine use.

@article{Nixon2010PredictorsOP,
  title={Predictors of posttraumatic stress in children following injury: The influence of appraisals, heart rate, and morphine use.},
  author={Reginald D V Nixon and Thomas J Nehmy and Alicia A Ellis and Shelley-Anne Ball and Annemarie Menne and Anna C McKinnon},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  year={2010},
  volume={48 8},
  pages={810-5}
}
Prospective studies of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in children that investigate simultaneously both cognitive and biological or psychophysiological predictors are rare. The present research reports on the impact of cognitive factors (trauma-related appraisals) and biological indicators (heart rate, morphine use) in predicting PTSD and depression symptoms following single-incident trauma. Children and adolescents (N=48) were assessed within 4 weeks of an injury that led to hospital… CONTINUE READING

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