What Is Childhood Trauma And Post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD)?: Childhood trauma is a one-off or ongoing adverse event experienced by a child. Those who suffer from child traumatic stress have been possibly been exposed to one or more traumas over the course of their lives and will go on to develop reactions that persist and affect their daily lives long after the events have ended.
Experiences include abuse, neglect, divorce, homelessness, living in a home in which abuse, alcoholism or substance abuse occurs, or with family members who have mental health conditions, or in a home with an incarcerated family member.
In some cases, children who have experienced trauma might be diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Children and teenagers with PTSD often feel a lot of emotional and physical distress when they become exposed to situations that will remind them of the traumatic event. In many situations, they may relive the trauma over and over again.
How to overcome childhood trauma and post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD): Early diagnosis and therapy treatment for PTSD can be very important. It can ease ongoing symptoms and help to enhance your child’s normal development. With the correct therapy, it can also contribute to improving your child’s quality of life.
Untreated, PTSD can increase the possibility of other mental health disorders manifesting, including social distancing, self-harm, suicidal thinking, depression and anxiety. This can also lead to symptoms of childhood trauma in adults in later life.