Improving identification of very young children with PTSD

This paper reports the first population-representative epidemiological studies of the prevalence of PTSD in very young children. The results showed that using a developmentally-appropriate PTSD algorithm resulted in up to 20-fold increases in the estimate for PTSD prevalence in children under 6 years old.

HITCHCOCK, C., GOODALL, B., Sharples, Meiser-Stedman, R., WATSON, P., Ford T. & DALGLEISH. T. (2021d). Population prevalence of the posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) subtype for young children in nation-wide surveys of British general population and looked-after-children. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Online first.

Free access to the paper at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0890856721001398

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