Link – 8 Symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children and Teens

How can parents and other adults help children and teens living with undiagnosed, untreated PTSD find the help they need? An understanding of the symptoms of PTSD is a good place to start. Some of the symptoms in children and teens are the same as those for babies and toddlers. These include hypervigilance, emotional distress when reminded of the initial trauma, fear or avoidance of places that remind them of the event, nightmares, and other sleep issues.
But other symptoms are more common in children over the age of 3 and into the teen years. Today’s focus is on those symptoms.

If your child has been dealing with adversity, it’s probably a good idea to keep an eye out for the signs of PTSD and get them the help they need at an early age. It beats letting it go on for years and years and then having them try to get help as adults!

8 Symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children and Teens

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