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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children and Teens

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can develop after experiencing or witnessing a major trauma. Children and teens with PTSD can have a number of symptoms after a trauma that fall into three categories: 1. Reliving the trauma in some way. 2. Attempts to avoid anything that reminds the child or teen of the trauma. 3. Very high anxiety (also called "hyperarousal") and being easily startled. Children and teens with PTSD usually have some symptoms from each of these categories. Click below to read more… Anxiety BC – anxietybc.com

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  • belugavision May 4, 2012, 1:48 pm

    this means that if a child is forced from a secure family and thereby loses the parents, and not allowed to talk about that, later on might get problems

  • RefugePiano May 4, 2012, 2:56 pm

    Depends on the conditions in which your father died.

  • rfl133 May 4, 2012, 4:04 pm

    more of a fear of not knowing if the air I am breathing is safe or deadly. I have since then moved out of that house and I have gotten better but still get some minor attacks every once in a while.  I never thought I was going crazy, I felt like I was dying.

  • likewaterjkd May 4, 2012, 5:12 pm

    developed by your beleifs you formed of what was hapening to you perhaps fear of going crazy etc ? due to the gas being unknown

  • thehouseofinfo May 4, 2012, 6:20 pm

    There are way too many children who have seen and experienced trauma. We need to do a better job of protecting our children. Check out traumainchildhood.

  • rfl133 May 4, 2012, 7:28 pm

    I dealt with an un-detectable natural gas leak that got me to the E.R. twice. Took 3-4 months before it was discovered and by then my health was so bad I couldn’t walk around the block. Now I think/hope I am recovering and am almost positive I got ptsd from it.

  • MIK3Yproductionz May 4, 2012, 8:36 pm

    @MrCombatveteran i commend you for your service. thank you, and im sorry for your pain.

  • carlyh2os100 May 4, 2012, 9:44 pm


  • AnneFox7 May 4, 2012, 10:52 pm

    LEGAL ABUSE SYNDROME is a form of PTSD caused by the Alberta Response Model: ETHICAL VIOLATION, LEGAL ABUSE,BETRAYAL, ABUSE OF POWER, ABUSE OF AUTHORITY, LACK OF ACCOUNTABILITY AND FRAUD. Many children in Alberta suffer this form of abuse and Munchhasuen’s by proxy created by defensive doctoring or medical and legal malpractice. Abuse of FN children is done via SLAPP Strategic Lawsuites Against Public Participation with the intent to prevent First Nations from obtaining justice for children.

  • naughtydawgP May 5, 2012, 12:00 am

    thank you for posting this. im doind my honours in clinical psychology. so an engaing video like this helps me out alot

  • TheQueenSherwood May 5, 2012, 1:08 am

    @MrCombatveteran I’m sorry, thats horrible, my heart goes out to you.

  • TheQueenSherwood May 5, 2012, 2:16 am

    I think I have PTST my "dad" was a cho mo growing up, and yeah.. I guess that would do it

  • notdemocratic May 5, 2012, 3:24 am

    I forgive my mom but not myself. I have PTSD.

  • Pomiferous May 5, 2012, 4:32 am

    Transferance from parent to child seems valid.You can’t help but be effected from how you are raised.If one is surrounded with conflict.Avoiding infection from PTSD symptoms would seem a difficult expectation.Lets be honest.Not many of us do not experiance intense stress and various levels of hostility during our years of development.My Dad was in world war Two and then his first wife died after giving birth to thier first child.He’s been off for as far as I can remember.

  • okebasoccerplayer May 5, 2012, 5:40 am

    I hae my life can anybody talk to me plz im 13 years old

  • KarakuraRiser May 5, 2012, 6:48 am

    It sucks so hard to have PTSD, I sleep aweful, have to wake up in 5/6 hours to finish school project but cant sleep at all. I feel this need for crying but it wont come out. Driving me insane:(

  • FutureActressKS May 5, 2012, 7:56 am

    im not sure that’s true, no one really knows what the true causes are, in can be many a thing

  • dipinprint May 5, 2012, 9:04 am

    iv got ptsd from being thrown out in to the streets at 16 and seeing alot of killings and having to shoot back so i can live is one thing that just keeps going through my head

  • MrSunshineinthesky May 5, 2012, 10:12 am

    as a child i was not only subjected to abuse but had to watch as my sister and pets were tortured as well. the diagnosis of ptsd made me relise i was not insane and could indeed be helped and live normaly

  • mysoulisinthesky100 May 5, 2012, 11:20 am

    one thing that can cause PTSD in children is bullying, and unfortunately it is usually overlooked. i know this because i am currently being treated for PTSD which was caused by severe bullying during my primary school years.

  • simplehelpinfo May 5, 2012, 12:28 pm

    I hear that PTSD transfers to children when their parent suffers from it. Any truth to this?

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