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Suliman, S., Kaminer, D., Seedat, S. & Steinm D.J. (2005)   CC


Background: Several studies have demonstrated that South African children and adolescents are exposed to high levels of violent trauma with a significant proportion developing PTSD, however, limited resources make it difficult to accurately identify traumatized children. Conclusions: Our results indicate that trauma exposure and PTSD are prevalent in South African youth and if appropriate cut-offs are used, self-report scales may be useful screening tools for PTSD. Annals of General Psychiatry 2005, 4:2doi:10.1186/1744-859X-4-2

posttraumatic stress,  PTSD,  PTSD in children,  Adolescents,  Child,  child and adolescent trauma survey (CATS),  screening tool,  South Africa,