In conversation… Professor Andrea Danese discusses Trauma

Matt Kempen

Marketing Manager for ACAMH

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Trauma, and PTSD, expert, Professor Andrea Danese talks to freelance journalist Jo Carlowe.

Andrea discusses the impact trauma has on the child, the Topic Guide on Trauma he wrote with Dr Patrick Smith for ACAMH. He also talks about the recent paper in The Lancet ‘The epidemiology of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder in a representative cohort of young people in England and Wales’ Lewis, S J et al, and its findings.

Andrea Danese is Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London. He is also Honorary Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at the National and Specialist CAMHS Clinic for Trauma, Anxiety, and Depression at the South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

You can listen to this as podcast on SoundCloud or iTunes.




I would suggest that family separation and or Looked after children are at high risk of PSTD . Children with Disabilities and or Learning disabilities are vulnerable. Play therapy maybe “safe exposure” practise . EMDR transferable skill across age span? Thankyou – enjoyed podcast.


I’ve recently watched Andrea Danese’s talk whose title is “Rethinking childhood trauma”.

I’m absolutely thrilled to see real scientific work done on that topic.

I just hope he will have the time to engage in translational aspects of his research. Child protective services need more evidence in order to change their culture. It’s a fundamental topic.

Thanks again.

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