The Surprising Causes of PTSD in Children

The Surprising Causes of PTSD in Children

Who wants to believe that kids, even very young ones, can develop PTSD? I certainly don’t. But as my family knows, many children do develop PTSD. And because children are small and vulnerable and dependent, the causes of PTSD in children can be very surprising....
The Sad Truth about PTSD in Children

The Sad Truth about PTSD in Children

For the first 52 years of my life, I had no idea children could struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). But in 2008 when my son, age 26, was diagnosed with this mental illness, I learned the truth. PTSD in children is real, and my son had been living with...
Myths about PTSD in Children, Part 2

Myths about PTSD in Children, Part 2

PTSD in a mental illness not understood by many people. People who do know about PTSD in children often have many misconceptions about it. While writing, Does My Child Have PTSD? I discovered 10 common myths and misconceptions about PTSD in children. In my latest...
Does My Child Have PTSD? Do I Have PTSD?

Does My Child Have PTSD? Do I Have PTSD?

A strange thing happened a few months back at the Accessibility Summit in McClean, Virginia. On Friday afternoon, I was sitting in the Exhibit Hall at my book table. A copy of my newest book, Does My Child Have PTSD? What To Do When Your Child Is Hurting from the...