The Network Structure of Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms in Children and Adolescents Exposed to Disasters
Russell, J.D., Neill, E.L., Carrion, V.G., and Weems, C.F. (2017). The Network Structure of Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms in Children and Adolescents Exposed to Disasters. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 56(8): 669-677.
The authors assessed 786 youth 8 to 13 years old (children) and 14 to 18 years old (adolescents) exposed to Hurricanes Katrina and Gustav for PTSD symptoms. They found that “the symptom network demonstrated meaningful variability across age, particularly in the strength of associations, and the relative importance of individual symptoms to the network as a whole.”