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353NEWPostTraumatic Life EventsLecture16 - Traumatic Life...

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Traumatic Life Events
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Children and War in Contemporary Society Loss and tragedy bring on psychological trauma
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Children deal with increased anxiety in the world today Concerns that their parents are unable to assure their safety In war situations kids have real issues of loss; loss of home, loss of loved ones. Parents also show increased stress.
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Several factors determine responses to war in children Proximity: Identification with injured When kids are exposed to traumatic situations Past history/individual differences
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Parental response Realistic worries Bereavement Multiple Stressors:
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Common reactions seen in children in war: Nightmares Clinging Anxiety Crying bouts Physical problems due to lack of medical care Food hoarding behaviors Elective/selective mutism Sleep with lights on
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: enduring psychological disturbance attributed to the experience of a major traumatic event (war, car accident, tornado, abuse and chronic stress conditions now included…) Replaying or recurrent thoughts of trauma
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This note was uploaded on 12/26/2009 for the course PSYCH 353 taught by Professor Gaer during the Fall '08 term at University of Michigan.

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