Youngsters May Experience PTSD For Months Or Years After A Car Accident, Small Study Suggests

Reuters (11/8, Doyle) reports that in the aftermath of a car accident, youngsters may “experience post-traumatic stress disorder for months or years afterward although parents may have trouble recognizing it,” researchers found after studying “71 families of children ages two to 10 and their parents or caregivers who went to an emergency department after a motor vehicle collision in 2004 or 2005.”

HealthDay (11/8, Preidt) reports the study also revealed “a strong link between parents having PTSD and their children having it as well, even years after the traumatic event.” The findings were published online Nov. 8 in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.

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— “PTSD can persist for years in kids, but parents may not see it,”Kathryn Doyle, Reuters, November 8, 2016.

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