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Barrera-Valenciaa, M., Calderón-Delgado, L., Trejos-Castillo, E. & O’Boyle, M. (2017)   CC

Several diagnostic criteria of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are remarkably similar to symptoms reported by individuals with depression, particularly as they manifest as cognitive processing deficits in children. Because of this overlap in profile and the high rate of comorbidity of PTSD and depression (48% to 69%), pinpointing similarities/differences in cognitive processes related to each of these disorders is essential to accurate diagnosis. This study aims to examine cognitive performance profiles of 23 children who have been victims of PTSD and to compare their results with 23 children with depression and 24 controls.

PTSD,  depression,  Neuropsychological testing,  Cognitive profile,  Descriptive study,  Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD),  children,  Adolescents,