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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Basics

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety condition brought on by exposure to a disturbing event. Symptoms include detachment, difficulty sleeping, irritability, dreaming about the traumatic event and reenacting it during playtime. This guide from Child Mind Institute explains how to recognize the symptoms of PTSD in children, how it's diagnosed and the best current treatment options. This information is also available in Spanish.

Related Topics

  • Diagnosis
  • Mental Health
  • Trauma and Violence
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