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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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2010 11:13
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2020 23:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/15570
DOI: 10.1192/bjp.bp.107.040451

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