Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) affects children as well as adults. That’s been the clarion call of my series over at Friendship Circle series during the past few years. So far, the series has explored myths and misconceptions about this mental illness, definitions, causes, risk factors, symptoms in babies and toddlers, as well as symptoms in older children and teens. Pretty heavy stuff. Hard to read. Kind of like peering at the dark side of childhood.
But my most recent post at Friendship Circle of Michigan shines a light on 4 effective treatments available for children with PTSD. Because effective treatments are available. In fact, according to Ann DiMarco, a trauma therapist and director of child therapy at Intensive Trauma Therapy, Inc., PTSD is the easiest childhood mental illness to treat. The trick is finding the most effective treatment available for the individual child.
Our son’s treatment for PTSD changed his life. I hope 1 of the treatment methods will bring healing and hope for your child and family.
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