Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

This is the best article I have read on this subject. Click here to learn more or read an excerpt below.


It is important to recognize that while the underlying pathology of PTSD is not affected by language or culture, symptoms can vary according to age and level of maturity.

Co-morbid psychiatric disorders

Co-morbid psychiatric disorders can occur in children and adolescents with PTSD, including:7

  • Major depression
  • Substance abuse
  • Another anxiety disorder (e.g., separation anxiety, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Externalizing disorders (e.g., attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder).

The co-morbidity of depression and PTSD is a particular consideration; PTSD occurs together with a depressive disorder in as many as 50% of cases.



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