Children with post-traumatic stress disorder may also show symptoms as follows:
-Worried about the death at an early age
-Losing interest in activities
-Experiencing physical symptoms such as headaches and abdominal pain
-Showed excessive emotional reactions
-Sleep disturbance, often awakened by nightmares
-Showed increased awareness of environmental
The symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder can last for several months and even years. So that early intervention is very important to deal with, especially for a child's emotional development. Intervention might be support from parents, teachers, friends and the neighborhood schools that can lead to feelings of security and protection for children.
For the handling of post-traumatic stress disorder in child psychotherapy can be done individually, in groups, or families that allow children to talk, draw, play, or write about events they experienced. Behavior therapy and cognitive therapy can also help reduce fear and anxiety to the child certain things. In addition the drug can also be used to treat the symptoms of agitation, anxiety, or depression. With sensitivity and support from family and professionals, children with post-traumatic stress disorder can learn to overcome the memories of the trauma, which can later help them to live healthy and improve their produktivias.