Six. Neuropsychological Underpinnings of PTSD in Children and Adolescents

  1. Vittoria Ardino
  1. Helen Z. MacDonald1,
  2. Jennifer J. Vasterling2 and
  3. Ann Rasmusson2

Published Online: 27 JUN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9780470669280.ch6

Post-Traumatic Syndromes in Childhood and Adolescence: A Handbook of Research and Practice

Post-Traumatic Syndromes in Childhood and Adolescence: A Handbook of Research and Practice

How to Cite

MacDonald, H. Z., Vasterling, J. J. and Rasmusson, A. (2011) Neuropsychological Underpinnings of PTSD in Children and Adolescents, in Post-Traumatic Syndromes in Childhood and Adolescence: A Handbook of Research and Practice (ed V. Ardino), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470669280.ch6

Editor Information

  1. London Metropolitan University, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Natural Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JUN 2012
  2. Published Print: 11 FEB 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470997697

Online ISBN: 9780470669280

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Keywords:

  • Neuropsychological Underpinnings of PTSD in Children and Adolescents;
  • Neurobiological context;
  • Information-processing, cognitive, and neuropsychological correlates of PTSD;
  • Information-processing in children with PTSD;
  • Intellectual functioning and achievement in children with PTSD;
  • Neuropsychological functioning in children with PTSD;
  • Understanding the relationship between PTSD and neuropsychological functioning;
  • Clinical implications;
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD);
  • hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Neurobiological context

  • Information-processing, cognitive, and neuropsychological correlates of PTSD

  • Information-processing in children with PTSD

  • Intellectual functioning and achievement in children with PTSD

  • Neuropsychological functioning in children with PTSD

  • Understanding the relationship between PTSD and neuropsychological functioning

  • Clinical implications

  • Summary and future directions

  • References