WSU HD 300 - PTSD in Children (3 pages)

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PTSD in Children

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Washington State University
Hd 300 - child abuse and neglect

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HD 300 1st Edition Lecture 20 Outline of Last Lecture I Levels of memory II Tools to enhance memory III Types of Memory IV PTSD V Trauma Learning Outline of Current Lecture VI PTSD Symptoms VII PTSD in young children VIII Observations IX Parent alert X Therapy XI Symptomatology Current Lecture PTSD Symptoms Re experiencing the event o recurrent intrusive distressing images thoughts or perceptions o recurrent distressing dreams of the event o acting of feeling as if the event were recurring reliving the event o intense psychological distress or reactivity when exposed to cues resembling an aspect of the traumatic event Ex cologne scent of abuser o Cell memory Physical manifestations such as bruises may appear bruises suddenly appear that happened in the event Avoidance numbing o Avoidance of thoughts feeling or conversations associated with the trauma o Avoidance of activities places or people that arouse recollections of the trauma o inability to recall important aspects of the trauma These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute Diminished interest in significant activities e g holidays Feeling estranged from others Restricted range of affect flat affect Sense of foreshortened future sense of doom Persistent symptoms of increased arousal o difficulty falling asleep and or staying asleep o irritability or outbursts of anger o difficulty concentrating o hypervigilance o exaggerated startle response PTSD in Young Children Repetitive play in which themes or aspects of the trauma are expressed recurrent and frightening dreams or night terrors trauma specific re enactment avoidance of stimuli associated with the trauma Numbing of general responsiveness re enacted of the trauma involving another child or a pet in the re enactment persistent symptoms of increased arousal repeated visualization Other observations A single traumatic event is less likely to lead to

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