Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Interventions for childhood trauma

Childhood trauma can lead on to mental-health problems such as depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). An analysis of treatments for childhood trauma carried out by researchers at the U.S. Centers [sic] for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta looked into the effectiveness of individual and group cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), play therapy, art therapy, psychodynamic therapy, psychological debriefing and drug therapy in people under 21. CBT was proven to be effective but there was a lack of evidence to support the other interventions.

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