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12 January 2011

Therapy eases PTSD in kids facing family violence

Trauma-focused therapy can help reduce anxiety and treat PTSD in children who have been exposed to intimate partner violence a new community-based study shows.

Trauma-focused therapy can help reduce anxiety and treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in children who have been exposed to intimate partner violence (IPV), a new community-based study shows.

Women will often return to an abusive partner, and most jurisdictions don't consider exposure to intimate partner violence to be a form of child abuse, Dr Cohen and her team note in an issue of the Archives of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.

 
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