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  NCJ Number: NCJ 239603     Find in a Library
  Title: PTSD, Trauma, and Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders in Detained Youth
  Author(s): Karen M. Abram ; Linda A. Teplin ; Devon C. King ; Sandra L. Longworth ; Kristin M. Emanuel ; Erin G. Romero ; Gary M. McClelland ; Mina K. Dulcan ; Jason J. Washburn ; Leah J. Welty ; Nichole D. Olson
  Date Published: 06/2013
  Page Count: 16
  Series: OJJDP Beyond Detention Series
  Annotation: This bulletin presents findings on the prevalence of trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among juvenile detainees and PTSD’s tendency to co-occur with other psychiatric disorders.
  Abstract: Findings show that more than 1 in 10 has posttraumatic stress disorder; the presence of PTSD increases the likelihood that at least one other psychiatric disorder is a challenge to the criminal justice and mental health systems; and youth with PTSD and comorbid disorders have significantly more behavioral and health problems and more impaired interpersonal relationships than those with PTSD and no comorbid disorders. This bulletin examines the results of the Northwestern Juvenile Project, a longitudinal study of youth detained at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center in Chicago, IL. Discussed are the findings on the prevalence of trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among juvenile detainees and PTSD’s tendency to co-occur with other psychiatric disorders. Of the study sample, 92.5 percent of youth had experienced at least one trauma, 84 percent had experienced more than one trauma, and 56.8 percent were exposed to trauma six or more times. Among participants with PTSD, 93 percent had at least one comorbid psychiatric disorder. Among males, having any psychiatric diagnosis significantly increased the odds of having comorbid PTSD. Tables and references
  Main Term(s): Post-trauma stress disorder ; Juvenile mental health services
  Index Term(s): Mental disorders ; Mental health services ; Juvenile rehabilitation ; Juvenile offenders ; Mental illness-crime relationships ; OJJDP grant-related documents
  Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
  Grant Number: 1999-JE-FX-1001;2005-JL-FX-0288;2008-JF-FX-0068
  Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
  Type: Report (Study/Research)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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