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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
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Roy Benaroch
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Dr. Samuel Bayles
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. Samuel Bayles
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