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How can I tell if my child needs help for post-traumatic stress disorder?

Michele Borba
Psychology
Every child responds differently to stress. And every child will display symptoms that could be symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). That’s why it’s important that you use your instincts about your child. Are the symptoms lasting? Does your instinct tell you that something more could be going on? Start tracking those symptoms -- write them down on a calendar or in a journal. You may notice a pattern that you overlooked. Those notes will be helpful to a medical professional.
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