Posttraumatic stress disorder in childhood Trastorno por estrés postraumático en la niñez

Valdivia M.

Keywords: disorder, acid, therapy, childhood, prevalence, serotonin, violence, risk, stress, abuse, family, human, lithium, disorders, inhibitor, neurobiology, carbamazepine, review, psychotherapy, social, assessment, uptake, comorbidity, fluoxetine, sexual, paroxetine, statistical, psychoanalysis, accident, clinical, diagnostic, aspect, sertraline, of, and, mental, feature, valproic, posttraumatic, manual


Children are exposed to trauma, and when they experience severe trauma as violence, sexual abuse, accidents or natural disasters they may develop Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Different issues about this disorder in children are reviewed. Its definition, current diagnostic criteria (DSM-IV-TR and ICD-10), prevalence and course, clinical presentation including clinical cases, mediating factors, etiology and treatments that include individual psychotherapy, group and family therapy and pharmacotherapy are discussed. © 2006 Sociedad de Neurolog Psiquiatry Neurocirugbr.

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Título de la Revista: revista chilena de neuro-psiquiatría
Volumen: 40
Número: SUPPL. 2
Editorial: Sociedad Chilena de Neurologia psiquiatria y Neurocirugia
Fecha de publicación: 2002
Página de inicio: 76
Página final: 85