Journal of Traumatic Stress Disorders & TreatmentISSN: 2324-8947

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Research Article, J Trauma Stress Disor Treat Vol: 3 Issue: 4

Trauma Exposure and Posttraumatic Stress among Danish Adolescents

Ask Elklit1,2* and Lene Bjerre Frandsen3
1Department of Psychology, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
2Department of Psychology, University of Ulster, Derry, Northern Ireland
3Department of Psychology, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
Corresponding author : Ask Elklit
Department of Psychology, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, DK-5230 Odense M, Denmark
Received: June 07, 2014 Accepted: September 01, 2014 Published: September 08, 2014
Citation: Elklit A, Frandsen LB (2014) Trauma Exposure and clescents. J Trauma Stress Disor Treat 3:4. doi:10.4172/2324-8947.1000135


Trauma Exposure and Posttraumatic Stress among Danish Adolescents

In the last two decades there has been an increase in epidemiological studies on trauma, although the child and adolescents group is not well represented. So far, few studies have examined exposure to trauma and prevalence of PTSD among adolescents, yet mostly among younger adolescents. In spite of research indicating that older adolescents are at greater risk of exposure and PTSD than younger adolescents we lack more information on older adolescents. Knowledge of trauma types, risk of PTSD and influence of demographic variables on PTSD may reveal some important information on the etiology of PTSD. Also, when designing intervention and treatment programs, it is crucial to understand the complex interaction of variables leading to the disorder in older adolescents.

Keywords: Posttraumatic stress disorder; Adolescents; Traumatic events; Negative life events; National sample

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