Screening tool can predict long-term PTSD risk a week after accident

09/23/2013 | Science World Report

A screening questionnaire focusing on changes in a child's behavior following an accident detected long-term post-traumatic stress disorders in 85% of children a week after an accident or burn injury, according to a study in the journal Pediatrics. This tool could help avert acute stress response from turning into a more chronic mental health problem, lead author Markus Landolt said.

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