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Can a child make a full recovery from ptsd associated from child abuse?

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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Full recovery is very possible but it depends on many factors related to personality, environment, circumstances, and treatment.

In brief: Yes

Full recovery is very possible but it depends on many factors related to personality, environment, circumstances, and treatment.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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Dr. Alfredo Soto
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

In most cases a child who has suffered abuse can recover with the appropriate treatment.
However, in some circumstances where the abuse has been prolonged and/or where the abuse started in infancy there may be too much damage.

In brief: Depends

In most cases a child who has suffered abuse can recover with the appropriate treatment.
However, in some circumstances where the abuse has been prolonged and/or where the abuse started in infancy there may be too much damage.
Dr. Alfredo Soto
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Dr. Glen Elliott
In addition, research suggests that children who experience trauma early in life are much more vulnerable to PTSD from trauma later in life. So, part of the treatment should include tools they can use to handle stress and distress as they grow older.
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