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How do we know when posttraumatic stress disorder is getting better?

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) causes a great deal of mental and physical distress, and can significantly reduce a person’s quality of life. There are a number of effective treatments for PTSD that are available, but many people do not make meaningful improvements and are left with residual symptoms that cause persisting problems (Koek et al., 2016; Larsen, Fleming, & Resick, …

J Pediatric Psychology – Trauma Exposure Associated with Stress Sensitivity in Young Children

A new article published in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology by Grasso, Ford, and Briggs-Gowan examined trauma exposure, current life stress, and internalizing and externalizing behavior problems in 213 children ages 2- to 4-years-old. The authors categorized the children into four groups based on trauma exposure and current life stress and conducted a multivariate analysis of variance to identify potential group differences …