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Posttraumatische Belastungsstörungen bei Säuglingen und Kleinkindern


Graf, A; Irblich, D; Landolt, M A (2008). Posttraumatische Belastungsstörungen bei Säuglingen und Kleinkindern. Praxis der Kinderpsychologie und Kinderpsychiatrie, 57(4):247-263.

Abstract

While the occurrence ofposttraumatic stress disorders (PTSD) in children and adolescents is undoubted, knowledge about the disorder in infants and toddlers is scarce. The lack of an accurate research base is mainly due to challenges in assessing PTSD in infants and toddlers. The development of an alternative set of diagnostic criteria, its empirical testing and the design of an examiner-based interview are recent and important steps. This article reviews the literature on PTSD in infants and toddlers. It defines the disorder and emphasizes its distinctive features in this age group. Demonstrating the development of an alternative set of diagnostic criteria and overviewing the existing assessment tools are central issues. A German version of the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Semi-Structured Interview and Observational Record for Infants and Young Children (Scheeringa u. Zeanah, 2005) is presented for the first time. The state of research in prevalence and therapy of PTSD in infants and toddlers is described and recommendations for research and clinical practice are provided.

Abstract

While the occurrence ofposttraumatic stress disorders (PTSD) in children and adolescents is undoubted, knowledge about the disorder in infants and toddlers is scarce. The lack of an accurate research base is mainly due to challenges in assessing PTSD in infants and toddlers. The development of an alternative set of diagnostic criteria, its empirical testing and the design of an examiner-based interview are recent and important steps. This article reviews the literature on PTSD in infants and toddlers. It defines the disorder and emphasizes its distinctive features in this age group. Demonstrating the development of an alternative set of diagnostic criteria and overviewing the existing assessment tools are central issues. A German version of the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Semi-Structured Interview and Observational Record for Infants and Young Children (Scheeringa u. Zeanah, 2005) is presented for the first time. The state of research in prevalence and therapy of PTSD in infants and toddlers is described and recommendations for research and clinical practice are provided.

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Other titles:Posttraumatic stress disorder in infants and toddlers
Item Type:Journal Article, not refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Children's Hospital Zurich > Medical Clinic
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:German
Date:2008
Deposited On:12 Mar 2009 16:57
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:58
Publisher:Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISSN:0032-7034
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.13109/prkk.2008.57.4.247
Official URL:http://www.v-r.de/de/titel/2000001224/
PubMed ID:18575054

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