Predictive validity of acute stress disorder in children and adolescents

Dalgleish, T., Meiser-Stedman, R., Kassam-Adams, N., Ehlers, A., Winston, F., Smith, P., Bryant, B., Mayou, R.A. and Yule, W. (2008) Predictive validity of acute stress disorder in children and adolescents. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 192 (5). pp. 392-393. ISSN 0007-1250

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Adult research suggests that the dissociation criterion of acute stress disorder has limited validity in predicting posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). We addressed this issue in child and adolescent survivors (n=367) of road accidents. Dissociation accounted for no significant unique variance in later PTSD, over and above other acute stress disorder criteria. Furthermore, thresholds of either three or more re-experiencing symptoms, or six or more re-experiencing/hyperarousal symptoms, were as effective at predicting PTSD as the full acute stress disorder diagnosis.

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Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2010 11:13
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2022 17:31
DOI: 10.1192/bjp.bp.107.040451

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