Childhood post-traumatic stress disorder: an overview.
This article presents an overview of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as it relates to children and adolescents. The authors provide a critical review of the pediatric PTSD literature regarding the definition, epidemiology, clinical presentation, assessment, neurobiologic foundation, and treatment of PTSD. The importance of developmental and neurobiologic factors and the uniqueness of these factors to children are emphasized.
De Bellis, MD; Van Dillen, T
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