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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209466/peritraumatic-dissociation-predicts-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-symptoms-via-dysfunctional-trauma-related-memory-among-war-affected-children
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Kirsi Peltonen, Samuli Kangaslampi, Jenni Saranpää, Samir Qouta, Raija-Leena Punamäki
Background: Among adults there is strong evidence about peritraumatic dissociation (PD) predicting posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), yet evidence among children is very limited. It has been suggested that disturbances in memory functioning might explain the association between PD and PTSD, but this has not yet been empirically tested. Objective: We aimed to test the hypotheses that greater PD would be associated with more posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, and that some of this association would be mediated by disorganized and non-verbal memories about the traumatic event...
2017: European Journal of Psychotraumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209393/relationship-between-problematic-internet-use-and-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-symptoms-among-students-following-the-sewol-ferry-disaster-in-south-korea
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Ju-Yeon Lee, Sung-Wan Kim, Hee-Ju Kang, Seon-Young Kim, Kyung-Yeol Bae, Jae-Min Kim, Il-Seon Shin, Jin-Sang Yoon
We investigated the association between problematic internet use (PIU) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in children and adolescents in South Korea. A cross-sectional survey was administered to community students who attended primary, secondary, and high schools in the Jindo area 1-2.5 months after the Sewol ferry disaster. Of the 1,744 respondents, 392 students who were exposed to the disaster, witnessing the rescue work directly, were evaluated. PTSD symptoms were measured using the University of California Los Angeles Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Reaction Index (UCLA PTSD-RI)...
November 2017: Psychiatry Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206686/adverse-childhood-experiences-in-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Daniel W Hoover, Joan Kaufman
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Recent years have shown an uptick in studies assessing bullying and other adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This article reviews extant findings, and points to gaps in the literature. RECENT FINDINGS: Children with ASD are bullied by peers at a rate three to four times that of nondisabled peers with negative impacts on academic functioning and mental health symptoms, including increased risk for suicidality...
December 4, 2017: Current Opinion in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204726/psychopathology-and-associated-risk-factors-among-forcibly-displaced-syrian-children-and-adolescents
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Vahdet Gormez, Hale Nur Kılıç, A Cahid Orengul, Merve Nursoy Demir, Şeyma Demirlikan, Sibel Demirbaş, Betül Babacan, Kerem Kınık, Bengi Semerci
More than half of the 2.7 million registered Syrian refugees in Turkey are under 18 years of age. This study investigates prevalence of psychopathology and associated risk factors in refugee children in Turkey. Of a total of 218 children aged 9-15 years, 56.2% lost someone important to them, 55.1% saw dead or wounded people, 70.4% witnessed explosions or gun battles, 42.5% witnessed people being tortured and 25.6% personally experienced cruelty/torture during war. Prevalence of PTSD was 18.3% and that of anxiety-related disorders were as high as 69...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202096/trafficking-of-vietnamese-women-and-girls-for-marriage-in-china
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Heidi Stöckl, Ligia Kiss, Jobst Koehler, Dung Thuy Dong, Cathy Zimmerman
Background: Bride-trafficking has been a growing phenomenon in Southeast Asia, particularly in China, where one-child policies have resulted in demographic imbalances favoring males. Yet, empirical evidence about women and girls sold into marriage in China remains sparse. Methods: This study describes the experiences of 51 Vietnamese women and girls as young as 14 in post-trafficking services who were sold into marriage in China. A consecutive sample of individuals from five services in Vietnam were invited to be interviewed within the first 2 weeks of admission...
2017: Global health research and policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197091/cost-effectiveness-of-cognitive-therapy-as-an-early-intervention-for-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-in-children-and-adolescents-a-trial-based-evaluation-and-model
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James Shearer, Nestor Papanikolaou, Richard Meiser-Stedman, Anna McKinnon, Tim Dalgleish, Patrick Smith, Clare Dixon, Sarah Byford
BACKGROUND: Untreated post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in children and adolescents is associated with a considerable economic burden on the health system, families and society. Recent research has demonstrated the potential efficacy of cognitive therapy as an early intervention for PTSD in children and adolescents. Children who experienced a single traumatic event in the previous two to six months and were randomized to cognitive therapy for PTSD (CT-PTSD) were significantly more likely to be PTSD-free compared to those randomized to usual care represented by waitlist control...
December 2, 2017: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175821/post-traumatic-stress-after-picu-and-corticosteroid-use
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Georgina Corbet Burcher, Maria D Picouto, Lorraine C Als, Mehrengise Cooper, Christine M Pierce, Simon Nadel, M Elena Garralda
AIM: To examine the association between corticosteroid use in paediatric intensive care units (PICU) and subsequent symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). METHODS: The subjects were children aged 8-16 years admitted to PICU with sepsis, meningoencephalitis (ME) and other disorders. Illness information was extracted from case notes; 3-6 months post discharge children completed a PTSD symptom questionnaire (eight-item Impact of Events Scale (IES-8)) assessing intrusion and avoidance symptoms...
November 25, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170347/50%C3%A2-how-can-informal-support-impact-child-ptsd-symptoms-following-a-psychological-trauma
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Sarah Halligan
BACKGROUND: An estimated 20% of children who present to hospital emergency departments following potentially traumatic events (e.g., serious injuries, road traffic accidents, assaults) will develop post-traumatic stress disorder as a consequence. The development of PTSD can have a substantial impact on a child's developmental trajectory, including their emotional, social and educational wellbeing. Despite this, only a small proportion will access mental health services, with the majority relying on informal sources of support...
December 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169122/ptsd-with-and-without-dissociation-in-young-children-exposed-to-interpersonal-trauma
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Melissa J Hagan, Miya Gentry, Chandra Ghosh Ippen, Alicia F Lieberman
BACKGROUND: A Dissociative Subtype of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was added to the DSM-5, but little is known about this symptom pattern in young children exposed to trauma. Tailoring treatment to traumatized young children requires understanding the different patterns of trauma-related symptomatology and important correlates. The current study tested the hypothesis that type and number of child traumatic events, caregiver trauma exposure, and caregiver symptomatology would predict whether traumatized young children presented with PTSD, PTSD with clinical dissociation, or non-clinical trauma symptoms...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164350/predictors-of-partial-hospital-readmission-for-young-children-with-oppositional-defiant-disorder
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John R Boekamp, Richard T Liu, Sarah E Martin, Lauren R Mernick, Mia DeMarco, Anthony Spirito
This study aimed to: (1) examine rates of readmission among young children with oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) following discharge from a psychiatric partial hospital treatment program, and (2) examine child factors (i.e., age, sex, co-occurring diagnoses, suicidality) and family factors (i.e., parental depression, stress) as prospective predictors of readmission. Participants were 261 children (ages 3-7 years) who entered the study at the time of their initial program admission and who met DSM-IV criteria for ODD...
November 21, 2017: Child Psychiatry and Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163861/peritraumatic-reactions-in-relation-to-trauma-exposure-and-symptoms-of-posttraumatic-stress-in-high-school-students
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Nikolas Aho, Marie Proczkowska Björklund, Carl Göran Svedin
Background: Exposure to traumatic events is clearly associated with a diversity of subsequent mental health problems, with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as the most prevalent disorder. Epidemiologically, trauma exposure rates are more prevalent than PTSD, indicating that most trauma victims do not develop PTSD. More knowledge is needed to understand the development of the different posttraumatic pathways including the significance of pretraumatic, peritraumatic and posttraumatic risk factors. Objective: To study peritraumatic reactions in relation to trauma exposure and symptoms of posttraumatic stress and to enhance our understanding of peritraumatic reactions as mediators between trauma and later symptomatology...
2017: European Journal of Psychotraumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161523/does-acute-propranolol-treatment-prevent-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-anxiety-and-depression-in-children-with-burns
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Laura Rosenberg, Marta Rosenberg, Sherri Sharp, Christopher R Thomas, Helen F Humphries, Charles E Holzer, David N Herndon, Walter J Meyer
OBJECTIVE: This study examined whether acute propranolol treatment prevented posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression in children hospitalized in the pediatric intensive care unit for large burns. We hypothesized that the prevalence of PTSD, anxiety, and depression would be significantly less in the propranolol than nonpropranolol groups. METHODS: Children who had previously participated in a randomized controlled clinical trial of acute propranolol and nonpropranolol controls were invited to participate in long-term follow-up interviews...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154593/shame-and-alienation-related-to-child-maltreatment-links-to-symptoms-across-generations
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Rebecca L Babcock Fenerci, Anne P DePrince
OBJECTIVE: The current study investigated associations between appraisals of shame and alienation related to mothers' own experiences of child maltreatment and symptoms across generations-in mothers themselves as well as their toddler/preschool-aged children. METHOD: Mothers who survived maltreatment (N = 113) with a child between the ages of 2 and 5 were recruited to participate in an online study on Maternal Coping, Attachment and Health. Mother participants completed a series of questionnaires, including those that asked about posttrauma appraisals of their own maltreatment experiences as well as their child's and their own mental health symptoms...
November 20, 2017: Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151235/how-the-urge-to-kill-feels-articulations-of-emic-appetitive-aggression-experiences-among-former-forcefully-recruited-children-and-youth-in-the-acholi-region-of-northern-uganda
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Helle Harnisch, Anett Pfeiffer
Based on 10 months of fieldwork in the Acholi region of northern Uganda among youth and adults who were forcefully recruited into the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) during the war, this article provides qualitative details to research on 'appetitive aggression.' Through two case-stories the article unfolds first person articulations of how 'appetitive aggression' is experienced as 'the urge to kill' and how it relates to the emic Acholi spiritual concept of 'cen'; a local Luo expression used to describe places and human beings possessed by evil spirits...
November 18, 2017: Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129330/surgical-procedures-and-pediatric-medical-traumatic-stress-pmts-syndrome-assessment-and-future-directions
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Amichai Ben Ari, Tuvia Peri, Daniella Margalit, Esti Galili-Weisstub, Raphael Udassin, Fortu Benarroch
INTRODUCTION: Surgical procedures involve traumatic stress. Children may develop chronic psychological distress and dysfunction after surgery, with consequent reluctance to comply with medical follow-up care. A literature review of this topic shows that it has been understudied. Our study aims to assess the frequency and characteristics of symptoms of persistent psychological distress in children following surgery, which have not been documented before, in order to promote its awareness and its early identification...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096282/women-s-experiences-of-living-with-postnatal-ptsd
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Susanne Peeler, Jacqui Stedmon, Man Cheung Chung, Heather Skirton
the mental health of new mothers is a public health concern as it is likely to have an impact on the mother herself, her close relationships and the behavioural and emotional health of her children. Post-traumatic stress disorder affects some women after childbirth. OBJECTIVE: the aim of this study was to explore how women were affected by the memories of a birth that they perceived as traumatic. DESIGN: in this paper the authors report the qualitative analysis of interview data from seven postnatal women reporting symptoms of PTSD...
October 13, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081370/unravelling-the-relationship-between-parent-and-child-ptsd-and-pediatric-chronic-pain-the-mediating-role-of-pain-catastrophizing
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Alexandra Neville, Sabine Soltani, Maria Pavlova, Melanie Noel
Clinically elevated rates of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms are found among many youth with chronic pain and their parents and are linked to worse child pain outcomes. Conceptual models of mutual maintenance in pediatric PTSD and chronic pain posit that child and parent pain catastrophizing are key mechanisms underlying this co-occurrence. The current study was the first to examine child and parent pain catastrophizing as potential mediators in the child PTSD-child pain and parent PTSD-child pain relationships among a cohort of youth with chronic pain...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073331/family-rituals-in-low-income-african-american-families-at-risk-for-trauma-exposure-and-associations-with-toddlers-regulation-of-distress
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Erika L Bocknek
This study included 75 mother-father-toddler triadic low-income families. Mothers and fathers reported separately on their own posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and family rituals while children were rated by an independent observer during an emotionally eliciting task on key indicators of regulation of distress. Regression analyses supported a significant association between key dimensions of family rituals and Toddlers' regulation of distress: occurrence, continuation, and spirituality. Effect sizes of tested relationships were strong, ranging from 25% to 36% of variance in children's distress explained...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066991/efficacy-of-eye-movement-desensitization-and-reprocessing-in-children-and-adolescent-with-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Ana Moreno-Alcázar, Devi Treen, Alicia Valiente-Gómez, Albert Sio-Eroles, Víctor Pérez, Benedikt L Amann, Joaquim Radua
Background: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur in both adults and children/adolescents. Untreated PTSD can lead to negative long-term mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, low self-concept, disruptive behaviors, and/or substance use disorders. To prevent these adverse effects, treatment of PTSD is essential, especially in young population due to their greater vulnerability. The principal aim of this meta-analysis was to examine the efficacy of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy for PTSD symptoms in children and adolescents...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052121/co-occurring-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-and-depression-among-young-children
#20
Alison Salloum, Carly Johnco, Kristin M Smyth, Tanya K Murphy, Eric A Storch
The purpose of this study was to examine differences in: (1) mental health emotional and behavioral problems between young children experiencing PTSD with and without MDD; (2) the incidence of caregiver PTSD and MDD between children with PTSD ± MDD; and (3) the number of traumatic events and interpersonal versus non-interpersonal nature of trauma events among children whose parents sought child trauma-focused treatment. Sixty-six caregivers of children aged 3-7 with PTSD completed semi-structured interviews regarding caregiver and child diagnoses, and caregivers completed self-report measures regarding child symptomatology...
October 19, 2017: Child Psychiatry and Human Development
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