What You Should Know about Teen PTSD

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a terror induced condition that happens to people who have experienced a terrifying event that usually includes violent acts. PTSD is often debilitating to those who endure it and can last for long periods of time if not treated. Many cases of PTSD have a delayed onset with symptoms sometimes…

Adolescents Struggling with Trauma may be Impaired in Certain Social Skills

Trauma changes the way you see yourself, the world around you, and your place in the world around you. Research into PTSD, post traumatic stress disorder, is still new and developing. However, it is clear that trauma changes the way the brain works, starting with the brain’s interactions with the nervous system. Trauma at a…

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Effective for PTSD Treatment in Youth

A limited but interesting research study conducted by the University of East Anglia found that early interventions to PTSD with the use of cognitive behavioral therapy as treatment can have positive and lasting effects for young people. Many parents wait to provide treatment or therapy of any kind for post traumatic stress disorder until their…

Opioid Abuse in Adulthood Might Be Linked to Childhood Trauma

Emotional abuse can result in post traumatic stress disorder. According to a new study published in Addictive Behaviors, childhood experiences of emotional trauma can lead to opioid abuse in adulthood. Various studies have indicated that childhood traumatic experiences can lead to a higher risk of experimentation and/or substance abuse in adolescence as well. Post traumatic…