In this issue of the Archives, Mels et al1 provide clear and convincing evidence that children who experience political conflict and war have significantly higher rates of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). As this research shows, children and adolescents who are exposed to war and violent conflicts are at a much greater risk of the serious negative health impact of PTSD.
McDermott J. The Forgotten Victims of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2009;163(6):587. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2009.108