Feb 11, 2013 1:39 PM by NBC News

Lack of research on how to treat kids dealing with trauma

There's a large lack of scientific evidence on how to help children who've experienced traumatic events.

The Sandy Hook shootings, 9/11, and violent storms can all have a major impact on the psyche of young children, but a new study shows there's little evidence of the best ways to help kids cope and avoid long-term, negative consequences.

University of North Carolina doctors reviewed existing research on traumatic stress disorders in kids.

A few interventions were found to help in the short-term, but no studies attempted to replicate the findings.

There was no evidence medications helped.



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