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Dissociative Disorders in Children and Adolescents

Abstract

There is a widespread national and international interest in the neurophysiological and psychological effects of trauma on youth. This interest has been sparked in part by recent scientific developments in the field of neuroscience documenting that clear-cut brain abnormalities result from children’s early exposure to domestic violence, verbal abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect (Teicher, Samson, Polcari, & McGreenery, 2006). There have been a record number of natural disasters worldwide in the last fifteen years with increased professional awareness of the enduring effect on the children exposed to these, as well as increasing documentation of the effects on children of terrorism, displacement, and ongoing armed warfare (Brom, Pat-Horenczyk, & Ford, 2008).

Keywords

  • Sexual Abuse
  • Dissociative Symptom
  • Disorganize Attachment
  • Sexual Behavior Problem
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder

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Silberg, J.L. (2014). Dissociative Disorders in Children and Adolescents. In: Lewis, M., Rudolph, K. (eds) Handbook of Developmental Psychopathology. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-9608-3_39

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