Prevalence and risk factors for posttraumatic stress disorder among chemically dependent adolescents.

@article{Deykin1997PrevalenceAR,
  title={Prevalence and risk factors for posttraumatic stress disorder among chemically dependent adolescents.},
  author={Eva Y. Deykin and Stephen L. Buka},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={1997},
  volume={154 6},
  pages={752-7}
}
OBJECTIVE This study ascertained the prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among chemically dependent adolescents and identified factors that influence the risk of PTSD after a qualifying trauma. METHOD The study group consisted of 297 adolescents aged 15-19 years who met the DSM-III-R criteria for dependence on alcohol or other drugs and who were receiving treatment in seven publicly funded Massachusetts facilities. PTSD and other axis I diagnoses were assessed by the Diagnostic… CONTINUE READING