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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Facts for Families

All children and adolescents experience stressful events which can affect them both emotionally and physically. Their reactions to stress are usually brief, and they recover without further problems. A child or adolescent who experiences a catastrophic event may develop ongoing difficulties known as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry's Facts for Families provide concise and up-to-date information on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for families.

Related Topics

  • Diagnosis
  • Mental Health
  • Trauma and Violence
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