Traumatic events and posttraumatic stress in childhood.

  title={Traumatic events and posttraumatic stress in childhood.},
  author={William E. Copeland and Gordon A. Keeler and Adrian Angold and Elizabeth Jane Costello},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  volume={64 5},
CONTEXT Traumatic events are common and are related to psychiatric impairment in childhood. Little is known about the risk for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) across different types of trauma exposure in children. OBJECTIVE To examine the developmental epidemiology of potential trauma and posttraumatic stress (PTS) in a longitudinal community sample of children. METHODS A representative population sample of 1420 children aged 9, 11, and 13 years at intake were followed up annually… CONTINUE READING
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