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Mental Health Treatment for Children and Adolescents$
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Jacqueline Corcoran

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195375718

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375718.001.0001

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

(p.113) 6 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Mental Health Treatment for Children and Adolescents

Jacqueline Corcoran

Oxford University Press

This chapter reviews the evidence basis for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in children and adolescents. The bulk of the research involves cognitive-behavioral therapy featuring exposure and cognitive restructuring. Sexual abuse as a trauma has received the most attention in the treatment outcome literature. These interventions are evaluated for how well they address risk factors for the development of anxiety and adjustment for afflicted youth. Further study is needed on interventions for ethnic minority populations and those that are typically employed in clinical practice settings, such as play therapy, art therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and medication.

Keywords:   post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD, trauma, sexual abuse, cognitive-behavioral therapy, exposure, play therapy, art therapy, psychodynamic therapy, medication

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