Post Traumatic Stress Disorders in Children Analytical Essay by The Research Group

Post Traumatic Stress Disorders in Children
A review of the literature on the topic of abnormal psychology.
# 72695 | 1,474 words | 6 sources | APA | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Psychology (Child and Adolescent) , Child, Youth Issues (General)

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This paper explores the research on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in children and teenagers. The paper addresses the factors that increase the likelihood that children will develop PTSD and describes the symptoms and treatment of this disorder.

From the Paper:

"According to the United Kingdom's National Center for PTSD website, Dr. Jessica Hamblin reports that there are three factors that have been shown to increase the likelihood that children will develop PTSD: the severity of the traumatic event, the parental reaction to the traumatic event, and the temporal proximity to the traumatic event. In general, most studies find a strong relationship between children's reports of trauma severity and PTSD. The specific cause of PTSD remains unknown. However, a defining factor is that a person with PTSD must have experienced a profoundly distressing event, such as a natural disaster, assault, terrorism or serious accident. The disorder tends to be more severe when the stressor involves deliberate human malice as opposed to a "twist of fate" or bad luck. As would be expected, children and adolescents who report having experienced the most severe traumas also report the highest levels of PTSD symptoms. Family support and parental coping has also been shown to effect PTSD symptoms in children. Studies show that children and adolescents with greater family support and less parental distress have lower levels of PTSD symptoms. Finally, children and adolescents who are farther away from the traumatic event report less distress."

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