Childhood post-traumatic stress disorder: an overview.


Journal Article (Review)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • De Bellis, MD; Van Dillen, T

Published Date

  • October 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 745 - ix

PubMed ID

  • 16171701

Pubmed Central ID

  • 16171701

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1056-4993

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.chc.2005.05.006


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States