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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Shifting Toward a Developmental Framework

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford University, 401 Quarry Road, Stanford, CA 94305, USA.
Child and adolescent psychiatric clinics of North America (Impact Factor: 2.88). 07/2012; 21(3):573-91. DOI: 10.1016/j.chc.2012.05.004
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ABSTRACT This article reviews the current classification of posttraumatic stress disorder and its limitations when applied to youth. Distinctions are made between single-event and multiple-event traumas. Diagnosis, neurobiology, treatment development, and treatment outcomes are presented. A summary of current empirical interventions is provided. The authors present implications for future research and for clinical practice.

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