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Posttraumatic Stress Disorders in Children and Adolescents : Handbook
Silva, Raul (Edt)
Norton Professional Books / Softcover / 2003-12-01 / 0393704122
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
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Posttraumatic Stress Disorders in Children and Adolescents is an expert guide to the most salient issues pertaining to PTSD, stress, trauma, and the concurrent conditions that affect children and adolescents. The rich mix of clinical experience and research constitutes a thorough introduction for practitioners.Unlike the many works that attempt to deal with PTSD in youth by extrapolating from therapeutic work with adults, Dr. Silva has called upon leading practitioners in the area of childhood and adolescent trauma to write about their clinical practice and to consider research findings drawn from studies focusing on these younger populations. The 15 chapters gathered here address different aspects of childhood and adolescent trauma—some consider a distinct therapeutic situation (abuse and neglect), others pertain to standard clinical procedure (assessment), and still others focus on complex research issues (neurobiology and genetics of PTSD). This broad range of clinical experience as well as theoretical research makes this book Posttraumatic Stress Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Handbook an extremely useful resource for clinicians of varying backgrounds and with different therapeutic disciplines.

Table of Contents:

Introduction Raul Silva 1. Epidemiological Aspects of PTSD in Children and Adolescents Vilma Gabbay, Melvin Oatis, Raul R. Silva, Glenn S. Hirsch
2. Resiliency and Vulnerability Factors in Childhood PTSD Raul Silva, Lena Kessler
3. Risk factors for PTSD in Children and Adolescents Veronica M. Rojas, Mia Pappagallo
4. The Legal Aspects Related to PTSD in Children and Adolescents Carmen M Alonso, Vilma Gabbay
5. Neurobiology of PTSD in Children and Adolescents Sharon Cristina Kowalik
6. Etiology and Pathogenesis of PTSD in Children and Adolescents Barbara Farkas
7. Clinical Findings Regarding PTSD in Children and Adolescents Kenneth Spitalny
8. Gender Differences in Childhood PTSD Patricia Karen Abanilla
9. Intergenerational Links Between Mother and Children with PTSD Spectrum Illness L. Oriana Linares, Marylene Cloitre
10. Assessment of PTSD in Children and Adolescents Philip A. Saigh
11. Differential Diagnosis of PTSD in Children Mia Pappagallo, Raul Silva, Veronica M. Rojas
12. Childhood vs. Adult PTSD Veronica Rojas, Tal Lee
13. Treatment of Children Exposed to Trauma Elissa J. Brown, Ava Albrecht, Jennifer McQuaid, Dinohra M. Munoz-Silva, Raul R. Silva
14. Clinical Cases of Child and Adolescent PTSD Richard A. Oberfield, Anastasia E. Yasik
15. PTSD in Children and Adolescents Following War John Fayyad, Elie Karam, Aimée Nasser Karam, Caroline Cordahi, Zeina Mneimneh, Michela Bou Ghosn

About the Editor:
Raul R. Silva, M.D., is Deputy Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine and Bellevue Hospital Center. He is also Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine.

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