Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Study Finds Abused Children Develop a Distinct Form of PTSD : Mental Health : Counsel & Heal
Study Finds Abused Children Develop a Distinct Form of PTSD : Mental Health : Counsel & Heal: The subject of child abuse and the extent of its consequences on the child's brain and body has been a hard one for scientists to study. Similarly to researching mental illness, scientists have found certain key indicators of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that developed as a result of abuse, but finding distinct similarities between all victims is nearly impossible. However, in a new study, researchers were able to find differences in PTSD that is present in children of abuse when compared to PTSD that develops from other traumatic situations at different moments of time. According to the researchers, abused children who suffer from PTSD might develop a biologically distinct type of the disorder that is not found in people who suffer from PTSD due to other types of trauma later on in life.
Posted by CR Petersen at 6:55 PM