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Does PTSD affect children differently than adults?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental illness that can affect both children and adults. It is more common among adults, and women have a probability four times higher than men. If untreated, this illness can follow children into adulthood and affect them the rest of their lives. Therapy, medication, and learning different ways to adapt can help diminish the affects of post-traumatic stress disorder as the child gets older.

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What causes post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?
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