Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Children

  • Deoshree Akhouri


The purpose of this chapter is to emphasize the effect of trauma on children and its psychological treatment and rehabilitation. Traumatic accidents suffered by children of 0–6 years of age are referred to as early childhood trauma. About one million children are exposed to psychological stress due to trauma every year, e.g., disasters, life-threatening accidents, amputation, etc. Psychological squeal is caused by permanent physical damage or disability due to serious injuries known as traumatic amputations [1]. Trauma directly affects the child’s as well as family member’s emotional and behavioral well-being. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is caused by different types of transient or chronic physical, behavioral, or emotional problem which takes place due to psychological trauma in children. Children susceptible to trauma develop psychiatric disorders particularly anxiety and depression.


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  • Deoshree Akhouri
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  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryAMUAligarhIndia

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