Title

The Effects of Psychological Trauma on Children and Adolescents

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-1993

Department

Psychology

Abstract

In this review the authors examine the cognitive, affective, behavioral, and somatic-physiological effects documented in the literature as sequelae of overwhelming life events in children and adolescents. Findings from the literature are compared with the current formulations of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, third edition, revised (DSM-III-R, American Psychiatric Association, 1987) as this diagnostic category applies to children. Responses likely to be observed in children and adolescents who have been exposed to traumatic events are discussed Suggestions for future research and counseling practice are presented.

Publication Title

Journal of Counseling and Development

Volume

72

Issue

1

First Page

49

Last Page

56