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Evaluation of the Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention

2014-07-23 21:11:23 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to determine the efficacy of the Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI) in preventing the development of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) when implemented within 30 days of a potentially traumatic event.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Primary Purpose: Prevention

Conditions

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Intervention

Child and Family Traumatic Stress Interv (CFTSI), Psychoeducational Comparison

Location

Yale University Child Study Center
New Haven
Connecticut
United States
06520

Status

Completed

Source

Yale University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:11:23-0400

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A class of traumatic stress disorders that is characterized by the significant dissociative states seen immediately after overwhelming trauma. By definition it cannot last longer than 1 month, if it persists, a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (STRESS DISORDERS, POST-TRAUMATIC) is more appropriate.

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Anxiety disorders manifested by the development of characteristic symptoms following a psychologically traumatic event that is outside the normal range of usual human experience. Symptoms include re-experiencing the traumatic event, increased arousal, and numbing of responsiveness to or reduced involvement with the external world. Traumatic stress disorders can be further classified by the time of onset and the duration of these symptoms.

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