n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - More about : post-traumatic stress disorder in children

Volume 22, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... CHRISTA WEYERS MB ChB, FCPsych, MMed (Psych) Part-time Consultant Psychiatrist Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein Private Psychiatrist: Oncology Centre, Rosepark Hospital, Bloemfontein 'Closer than the moon, even closer than the depths of the seas, the minds of children seem to most people not only mysterious, but impenetrable.'1 Few syndromes of psychopathology evoke as many powerful and diverse reactions in clinicians as traumainduced syndromes, such as acute stress disorder (ASD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), especially when they occur in children and in the youth. The need for timely diagnosis and intervention is ..

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