POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER IN CHILDREN

May 24, 2021 Anger

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can occur in both adults and children. The amount of trauma experienced by an adult can also be experienced by a child. However, their response to bullying varies according to age.

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Therefore, below are a few symptoms of PTSD:
Wet bed:
Even after learning to use the toilet, the baby begins to wet the bed. This event often happens because of nightmares about trauma. Also, the child is unaware of this issue and continues to wet the bed.

No Speech:
Mostly, children fail or in the worst case, stop talking. They forget to talk and express their feelings. And, in some cases, the child cannot speak. Therefore, to be dumb.

Simulation:
The shock caused by this event is overwhelming. However, unable to express their feelings, they began to imitate the trauma. This often happens during their play or while indulging in other activities such as drawing, sketching, etc.

Be Clingy:
They will begin to cling to a parent or guardian close to them. Fear of trauma is extremely frightening. Therefore, making them cling to their loved one is safe and secure.

Harmful Behavior:
Sometimes, a child begins to act in a hurtful way. Unable to explain what is happening to them, they will begin to rage and destroy.

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Therefore, below are the symptoms of childhood, middle-aged, and PTSD:
Under 6 years:
Children under the age of 6 will usually show the symptoms mentioned above. They will stick to the parent or start acting in their game.

Between ages 7-11:
Children between the ages of 7-11 begin to show symptoms similar to those above. They will have nightmares and will begin to avoid homework or schoolwork. They can isolate themselves or begin to imitate aggressively. Their drawings or drawings can be a way of showing trauma.

Between 12-18 years:
Children between the ages of 12-18 often show symptoms that an adult shows. This can include, and is not limited to, disappointment, anxiety, imitation, drug use, or frequent home runs.

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