publication . Other literature type . Article . 2006

A systematic and conceptual review of posttraumatic stress in childhood cancer survivors and their parents

Matt Bruce;
  • Published: 01 May 2006
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Recent years have witnessed a rapid acceleration in the recognition and documentation of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and posttraumatic stress symptomatology (PTSS) in childhood cancer survivors and their parents. However, applicability of PTSD both diagnostically and conceptually to cancer-related traumatic responses remains poorly articulated within the current literature. Following an outline of childhood cancer and PTSD, this paper critically examines the applicability of such a diagnosis to this clinical population. It then systematically reviews the current evidence base (24 studies) on PTSD and PTSS in childhood cancer survivors and their parents....
Medical Subject Headings: mental disordersbehavioral disciplines and activities
free text keywords: Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry and Mental health, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Traumatic stress, Cancer, medicine.disease, medicine, Meta-analysis, Childhood cancer, MEDLINE, Severity of illness, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, Psychology, Posttraumatic stress
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