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Monitor on Psychology - Volume 38, No. 3 March 2007 - A new diagnosis for  
childhood trauma? Some push for a new DSM category for children who undergo  
multiple, complex traumas. By Tori DeAngelis Print version: page 32 No one 
how many children are affected, but one gauge is the number of children 
reported  annually to child protection services for abuse and neglect—3 
About 1  million of those cases are substantiated, according to a 2003 report 
the  Administration on Children, Youth and Families.  Yet no one diagnosis  
adequately captures the plight of these youngsters, and that’s why a new  
diagnosis is needed for them, asserts a working group of child psychiatrists 
psychologists developing such a diagnosis for possible inclusion in the 2011  
iteration of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the  
DSM-5, published by the American Psychiatric Association. As it stands now,  
these children are often misdiagnosed and incorrectly treated, working group  
members argue. The team is an interest group of the National Child Traumatic  
Stress Network, a consortium of 70 child mental health centers founded and  
funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration that  
brings together clinicians who work with children who have complex trauma  
histories. To fill the gap, the group is proposing a diagnosis called  
trauma disorder” or DTD, to capture what members see as central  realities of 
life for these children: exposure to multiple, chronic traumas,  usually of an 
interpersonal nature; a unique set of symptoms that differs from  those of 
post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and a variety of other labels  often 
applied to such children.... _http://www.apa.org/monitor/mar07/diagnosis.html_ 

The Trauma Center is a program of Justice Resource Institute (JR1), a  large 
nonprofit organization dedicated to social justice by offering hope and  
promise of fulfillment to children, adults, and families who are at risk of not 
receiving effective services essential to their safety, progress, and/or  
survival. The Executive Director of the Trauma Center is Joseph Spinazzola,  
and the Medical Director and Founder of the Trauma Center is Bessel van  der 
Kolk, MD, who is an internationally recognized leader in the field of  
psychological trauma. _http://www.traumacenter.org/_ 
Robert F.Anda - Vincent J. Felitti - J. Douglas Bremner - John D.Walker -  
Charles Whitfield - Bruce D. Perry - Shanta R.Dube - Wayne H. Giles - The  
enduring effects of abuse and related adverse experiences in childhood - A  
convergence of evidence from neurobiology and epidemiology.... - Published  
29 November 2005 Abstract - Background Childhood maltreatment has been  linked 
to a variety of changes in brain structure and function and  stress-responsive 
neurobiological systems. Epidemiological studies have  documented the impact 
of childhood maltreatment on health and emotional  well-being. Methods  - 
After a brief review of the neurobiology of  childhood trauma, we use the 
Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study as an  epidemiological case example of the 
convergence between epidemiologic and  neurobiological evidence of the effects 
of childhood trauma. The ACE Study  included 17,337 adult HMO members and 
assessed 8 adverse childhood experiences  (ACEs) including abuse,witnessing 
domestic violence, and serious household  dysfunction....Results Based upon 
regression analysis, the risk of  every outcome in the affective, somatic, 
substance abuse,memory,sexual,and  aggressionrelated domains increased in a 
graded fashion as the ACE score  increased (P<0.001). The mean number of 
outcomes tripled across the  range of the ACE score. Conclusions - The graded 
relationship of the ACE score  to 18 different outcomes in multiple domains 
theoretically parallels the  cumulative exposure of the developing brain to the 
stress response with  resulting impairment in multiple brain structures and 
functions. _http://userwww.service.emory.edu/~jdbremn/papers/anda_abuse.pdf_ 

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