Trauma exposure, posttraumatic stress, and psychiatric comorbidity in female juvenile offenders.

@article{Dixon2005TraumaEP,
  title={Trauma exposure, posttraumatic stress, and psychiatric comorbidity in female juvenile offenders.},
  author={Angela Dixon and Pauline Howie and Jean Starling},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  year={2005},
  volume={44 8},
  pages={798-806}
}
OBJECTIVE To document the rate of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in female juvenile offenders and its relationship to trauma history, comorbid diagnoses, attributional style, and family functioning. METHOD The psychological profiles and trauma histories of 100 incarcerated female juvenile offenders (ages 13.5-19 years) were assessed using a semistructured interview. Two self-report measures were used to assess family functioning and attributional style. RESULTS High rates of PTSD were… CONTINUE READING
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