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(p. 386) Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Developmental Perspective 

(p. 386) Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Developmental Perspective
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(p. 386) Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Developmental Perspective
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Eric M. Vernberg

and R. Enrique Varela

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780195123630.003.0017
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date: 10 December 2018

This chapter explores posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety. It outlines a conceptual model of PTSD from a developmental perspective, elements of traumatic exposure, characteristics of an individual at exposure, qualities of the posttraumatic environment, processing of traumatic events, outcomes of traumatic exposure, and future directions for research.

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