Introduces the articles in this issue of the journal, which is divided into 2 sections. The first section, entitled "New perspectives on posttraumatic stress disorder in children," reviews various dimensions in diagnosing and treating posttraumatic syndrome in children and adolescents: assessment, psychopathology, psychopharmacology, and neuroimaging. The second section, entitled "The challenge of war, terrorism, and disaster to the field of child psychiatry," deals with the issue of child mental health interventions during times of mass emergency. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).
Laor, N., & Wolmer, L. (2003). Posttraumatic stress syndrome in children and adolescents and the challenge of war, terror, and disaster. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 12(2). https://doi.org/10.1016/S1056-4993(03)00002-6