What works in treating child PTSD?

April 02, 2013

What works in treating child PTSD? Shaili Jain MD, a VA psychiatrist, interviews Stanford researcher Dr. Victor Carrion who’s doing cutting edge work on this little understood children’s mental disorder. She gets some promising and somewhat surprising answers from Carrion on such key questions as how to spot childhood PTSD, what happens in the child’s brain during and after the trauma, and the best evidence based treatments for different ages and stages of the disorder — including the important role of the community! Another interesting aspect Jain and Carrion discuss is which disorders typically co-occur with childhood PTSD, for example,  commonly, ADHD.

Thanks to Network faithful Victoria Costello for this story.

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