The study, which was conducted in a Beijing Emergency Room carried out normal treatment on the bite wounds depending on their severity, including rabies vaccines, antibiotics and closing the wounds and they were also checked for symptoms of PTSD and similar conditions both one week and three months after being discharged.
The three month check up saw 19 of the 358 children diagnosed with PTSD and it was those with severe bites that were most at risk of developing the illness.
Nancy Kassam Adams is co-director of The Centre for Pediatric Traumatic Stress at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and is concerned that PTSD is even more worrisome in children that it is in adults as it can effect their normal development.
If you have a child you believe to be suffering from PTSD then it is important you seek professional help for them as soon as possible to prevent the condition from developing. In recent months Complementary Therapy has seem a huge rise as people are beginning to use them on a more frequent basis alongside conventional medicine. One complementary therapy
Hypnotherapy has been used for many years to treat stress related conditions and has been known to successfully help traumatic events such as sexual assault, traffic accidents and PTSD in the armed forces.
Hypnotherapy works by inducing an extreme state of relaxation in the patient during which the practitioner is able to access the unconscious mind in order to alter habitual behaviour and thoughts which are at the route of the anxiety.
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