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PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can result in panic, anxiety, disorientation, fear and all the psycho-physical feelings associated with the traumatic memory.

The following behaviours may be indicators that a child or adult may benefit from professional help:

  • Sudden and pronounced change in behaviour
  • Threat of suicide or preoccupation with suicide, evidenced through artwork or writing
  • Harmful acts to other children or animals
  • Extreme confusion or incoherence
  • Evidence of substance abuse - drugs, alcohol etc.
  • Sudden change of grades
  • Avoidance or abandonment of friends
  • Angry or tearful outbursts
  • Self-destructive behaviour
  • Inability to eat or sleep
  • Overly-concerned with own health or health of a loved one
  • Giving away important possessions
  • Sudden unexplained improvement in behaviour of schoolwork
  • Depression, isolation or withdrawal

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