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Can you please lay out the lasting psychological effects of traumatic events on children?

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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Varies, but not good: Some children are more resilient than others, but childhood trauma can make someone more sensitive to future trauma and increase the risk of future mental illness (especially depression and anxiety). Even children can suffer serious problems from post traumatic stress disorder, including poor attachments, school failure, chronic abdominal pains, headaches, and poor physical health and self-esteem.
Dr. Samuel Bayles
Child Psychiatry 20 years experience
Trauma: not enough characters here to give an adequate answer. certainly mood and behavioral problems that can be life long. i recommend reading this author: Robert Scaer http://www.traumasoma.com/home.html

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