Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a reaction to a trauma, either witnessed or experienced, often where there is a threat to life. Children experiencing PTSD can show a variety of symptoms including avoidance of reminders of the event (places, sounds, smells, etc), reliving the event (flashbacks, nightmares, memories), and high anxiety (hypervigilant, sleep problems, angry outbursts, difficulty concentrating). Along with PTSD, children can also experience other problems including other anxiety disorders and depression. Please see the link below for more information.