Friday, 22 February 2019

PTSD affects 'one in 13 by age of 18'

PTSD affects 'one in 13 by age of 18' One in 13 young people in England and Wales experiences post-traumatic stress disorder by the age of 18, the first research of its kind suggests.

A study of more than 2,000 18-year-olds found nearly a third had experienced trauma in childhood.

And a quarter of these then developed PTSD, which can cause insomnia, flashbacks and feelings of isolation.

Researchers say, with many young people not receiving the support they need, the study should be a "wake-up call". BBC News

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