More Traumatized Children: There's a reason so much of today's news is dominated by injured children. This week's JAMA is devoted to the subject. And it includes this interesting, freely-available article on predicting post-traumatic stress disorder in traumatized children.
The paper involves the development of a questionairre that can be used to predict which child, or parent, is most likely to go on to develop post traumatic stress disorder after a traumatic injury. Actually, what it ends up doing is predicting who won't develop it. Only 14% of those predicted by the questionairre to be at risk for the disorder actually went on to develop it. Which proves once again that the human spirit is more resilient than pop psychology would have us believe.
posted by Sydney on
8/06/2003 09:28:00 AM