ERIC Number: EJ851241
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Diagnosis for Youth from Violent, Impoverished Communities
Bertram, Rosalyn M.; Dartt, Jennifer L.
Journal of Child and Family Studies, v18 n3 p294-302 Jun 2009
We examine the historical development and use of the diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder that has been primarily applied to war veterans. We explore how study of this population and refinement of this diagnosis were influenced by changing paradigms and the emergence of new theory. From this context, we then explore similarities and differences between the symptoms, stressors, and social supports of war veterans with those of youth living in violent, impoverished communities. Based upon this analysis, we conclude with implications for researchers, education, mental health, and social service policy-makers and service providers.
Descriptors: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Identification, Veterans, Violence, Poverty, Youth, Clinical Diagnosis, War, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Stress Variables, Social Support Groups, Mental Health, Social Services, Public Policy
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