Year: 1998 Source: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, v.43, no.1, (February 1998), p.64-68 SIEC No: 19980008

A 2-year retrospective chart study was conducted to examine the prevalence & comorbidity of posttraumatic stress disorder in an adolescent inpatient population. 187 patient records from 1993 & 1994 were reviewed. 42% of subjects had a diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder. In a group of 12 patients who had attempted suicide, 5 had comorbid posttraumatic stress disorder. Posttraumatic stress disorder was found to have a high comorbidity with depression, anxiety & a history of abuse.