Acta Psychiatr Scand 2022 Jun 13;145(6):628-639. Epub 2022 Mar 13.
University of Connecticut Medical School Psychiatry Department, Farmington, Connecticut, USA.
Objective: Developmental trauma disorder (DTD) is a childhood psychiatric syndrome designed to include sequelae of trauma exposure not fully captured by PTSD. This study aimed to determine whether the assessment of DTD with an independent sample of children in mental health treatment will replicate results from an initial validation study.
Methods: The DTD semi-structured interview (DTD-SI) was administered to a convenience sample in six sites in the United States (N = 271 children in mental health care, 8-18 years old, 47% female, 41% Black or Latinx) with measures of trauma history, DSM-IV PTSD, probable DSM-IV psychiatric diagnoses, emotion regulation/dysregulation, internalizing/externalizing problems, and quality of life. Read More