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Recent Events Highlight Importance of Recognizing Traumatic Stress Reactions in Children
urricane Sandy and the school shooting in Newtown, CT are recent examples of traumatic events that can evoke classic signs of stress reactions and the debilitating effects of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in children and teens.
Jamie Howard, PhD, a clinical psychologist and trauma expert at the Child Mind Institute (New York, NY) presents the classic signs of traumatic stress and explains how best to encourage resilience in children in the article, "Mitigating Traumatic Stress Reactions in Young People(http://online.liebertpub.com/
“Unfortunately, Dr. Howard’s editorial is very timely,” says Harold S. Koplewicz, MD, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, and President, Child Mind Institute, New York, NY.
"We should be giving acute stress care to more kids," says Dr. Howard. "The idea here is not to pathologize typical reactions to stress but that we are missing some children who can benefit from new, time-limited interventions that have demonstrated efficacy."
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Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology (http://www.liebertpub.com/
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