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Trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy should be offered to those with severe post-traumatic symptoms or with severe PTSD in the first month after the traumatic event. Specific factors that increase risk for the development of PTSD following a traumatic event have been identified. For information about the treatment of depressive disorder, visit SAMHSA’s Treatments for Mental Disorders page. Other therapies (such as play therapy) may be useful in younger children, and family therapy may also be offered (where helpful).

Pages: 256

Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (October 31, 2014)

ISBN: 0199334536

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