PTSD Symptoms in Children


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Which of the following is the leading cause of PTSD in children?

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1. After a traumatic experience, children over five years of age will often have intrusive negative or disturbing thoughts, also referred to as which of the following?

2. Which of the following is a common symptom of PTSD in adolescents and teens?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in kids can be a complex condition to diagnose and treat. The quiz asks you questions about the causes and symptoms of PTSD in children.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

For the quiz you will:

  • Identify the leading cause of PTSD in kids
  • Give the name for intrusive negative or disturbing thoughts in young trauma victims
  • Name a common PTSD symptom in adolescents and teens
  • Choose the statement that best describes the behavior of a hyper-vigilant child
  • Select the term that refers to bed-wetting by young people who have experienced abuse

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - verify that you can pull the most essential information from your reading on PTSD in children
  • Defining key terms - recognize the terms that describe main PTSD symptoms in children, adolescents and teens
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of this topic to answer a question about what often causes PTSD in children

Additional Learning

Obtain more information about this subject by viewing the lesson called PTSD Symptoms in Children. The lesson is centered on these objectives:

  • Define PTSD
  • Explain the circumstances that may contribute to a young person developing PTSD
  • Note the primary causes of PTSD in children of different age groups
  • Describe the different symptoms that children or teens with PTSD may exhibit