Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Children and Disasters
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This paper considers the diagnosis and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder in children who have been through such events as a hurricane or the 9/11 attacks. It finds it very likely that these children will be affected by these events, so that they will have symptoms that could be PTSD, but this is not always the case. The paper shows how there needs to be a diagnosis and treatment fitting for each child.
From the Paper:"Disasters in modern society have traumatized a great many people. One of the great difficulties of such a disaster is the recurrence of the severe, debilitating, and sustained condition known as post-traumatic stress disorder (Russoniello et al., 2002, p. 62). However grim the scenario is of studying the lives of the people who have suffered through traumatic events, such studies are extremely important because they allow us to gauge the effects of disasters, and the effects of efforts to assist the victims of those disasters. This is especially important in major disasters, because limitations on the range of resources make it critical..."
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