Journal article

Topical Review: Medical Trauma During Early Childhood

Alexandra C De Young, Rebecca S Paterson, Erin A Brown, Marthe R Egberts, Robyne M Le Brocque, Justin A Kenardy, Markus A Landolt, Meghan L Marsac, Eva Alisic, Ann-Christin Haag

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC PSYCHOLOGY | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Early childhood is a high-risk period for exposure to traumatic medical events due to injury/illness. It is also one of the most important and vulnerable periods due to rapid development in neurobiological systems, attachment relationships, cognitive and linguistic capacities, and emotion regulation. The aim of this topical review is to evaluate empirical literature on the psychological impact of medical trauma during early childhood (0-6 years) to inform models of clinical care for assessing, preventing, and treating traumatic stress following injury/illness. METHODS: Topical review of empirical and theoretical literature on pediatric medical traumatic stress (PMTS) during early ..

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