Brief presentations of information on
aspects of PTSD:
NATIONAL CENTER FOR PTSD
Many studies have shown that there is a connection between children's exposure to traumatic events and psychological problems. These include not only full-scale PTSD, but also problems with:
PTSD symptoms in children may last for a long time, and may include:
In addition, surviving or witnessing traumatic events may intensify symptoms of other psychiatric disorders, such as:
Treatment of PTSD in children generally involves "talking therapies" (such as cognitive behavioral therapy, family therapy, or brief psychotherapy), and may include the prescription of medication by a psychiatrist. The goals are:
It is best to seek treatment from a professional with expertise in this area. Many therapists with this expertise are members of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, whose membership directory contains a geographical listing indicating those who treat children and adolescents.
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