Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Children: Natural History, Treatment Efficacy, and Predictors

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David N. Herndon
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pediatric burns > or = 30% TBSA, age>7
This study,also site specific,is a continuation from the previous funding cycle. It focuses on Acute Stress Disorder(ASD) and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a problem that can impair the well-being of burn patients. The study proposes to determine the causes of ASD and PTSD and the relationship between these two disorders and to elucidate a history of the development of PTSD. The project has been expanded to examine the effects of Propranolol on the prevalence of PTSD many years later.