Sudden gains in prolonged exposure for children and adolescents with posttraumatic stress disorder.

  title={Sudden gains in prolonged exposure for children and adolescents with posttraumatic stress disorder.},
  author={Idan M. Aderka and Edna Appelbaum-Namdar and Naama Shafran and Eva Gilboa-Schechtman},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  volume={79 4},
OBJECTIVE Our objective was to examine sudden gains during developmentally adjusted prolonged exposure for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among children and adolescents. We hypothesized that sudden gains would be detected and would be predictive of treatment outcome and follow-up. METHOD Sixty-three youngsters (ages 8-17) completed a developmentally adjusted protocol for the treatment of pediatric PTSD (Foa, Chrestman, & Gilboa-Schechtman, 2008). Participants' posttraumatic and… CONTINUE READING
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