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Posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a psychological condition that occurs after a person has experienced a frightening, stressful, or violent event. Memories of the traumatic experience can cause debilitating emotional stress that interferes with normal activities and relationships with loved ones. Although both children and adults can develop PTSD, associated symptoms may present differently in the two populations.

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    Mental Health and Conditions

    PTSD in Children

    Any child may experience a traumatic event; however, while some children recover shortly thereafter, others are subject to the long-term effects of PTSD. While adults may be able to verbally communicate their symptoms effectively, children may better express the effects of their trauma through play.

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    Mental Health and Conditions

    Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (Complex PTSD)

    Many mental health professionals believe that the differences between an isolated traumatic event and ongoing trauma are significant enough to warrant a separate diagnosis called complex posttraumatic stress disorder, or CPTSD.

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    Mental Health and Conditions

    Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

    Posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a psychological condition that occurs after a person has experienced a frightening, stressful, or violent event. In people affected by PTSD, memories of the traumatic experience can cause debilitating emotional stress that interferes with normal activities and relationships with loved ones.

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