Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Children and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

When children face a personal trauma – for instance sexual abuse or extreme physical abuse, they are likely to develop symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. According to research, intense personal trauma can damage a child’s psyche. The younger the children during the traumatic event, the greater are the chances of developing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Children who face personal trauma have a tendency to internalize their feelings, experience guilt and even blame themselves for what has happened. This can lead to negative self-image and hamper their mental development gravely.

A whopping 3 million children are exposed to domestic violence each year in the United States. Close to 5 million children face trauma every year in the United States- this translates into 1.8 million new cases of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder each year.

The National Center for PTSD has outlined clear symptoms of PTSD in children. The presence of any of these symptoms for more than a month may signal the need for medical care.

• Unable to talk about the event or describe feelings

• Generalized fear

• Sleep disturbances, nightmares

• Confusion

• Bedwetting

• Heightened arousal or edginess

• Separation anxiety

• Loss of speech or motor skills

• Stomach aches and headaches

• Hyperactive starter reflex

• Personality changes, mood changes

• Withdrawal

• Undue concern and worry

• Aggressive behaviors and angry outbursts

• Extreme self- consciousness


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Every woman has some type of permanent damage somewhere, every woman was abused every woman is destitute. The problem is the LAWYERS they know the judge is listening for buzz words. THE LIEING HAS TO STOP!! ,because when a woman like yourself who has a legitimate clam of abuse. Appear in court it sounds like the 1000 other stories. Abuse cannot be just a buzz word that the lawyers use to get the judges ear. It should stop. Regards, Cliff Merchant MD
cliff_merchant Saturday, August 27, 2011
It’s important that those who have PTSD find a way to deal with it, and there needs to be a larger discussion of what can be done.

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If anyone can take advantage of this I hope it is helpful.

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