While we tend to think of stress as something that affects the body, and is, therefore, a physical illness, stress disorder is very much the same. In order to find out if your child has Traumatic Stress Disorder, you’ll need to have him or her come to see you for a special assessment.
Not long ago, a friend of mine went on a visit to her sister’s home in the countryside and decided to stay on as a nanny for the children. Of course, it was not a traditional nanny’s job, but this person just happened to be around as a second (or third) home and she had all the money she needed to keep the children fed and clothed. Naturally, this made her a perfect candidate.
A lot of people do this because they are simply too young to be babysitting, and they can be totally unaware of their symptoms of Traumatic Stress Disorder. Or, they may not be aware that their children are depressed and therefore do not take any steps to keep tabs on what is going on in their child’s life.
Separation- Children’s Scariest Anxiety
Most children, when left alone, will begin to struggle with separation anxiety. And sometimes they will begin to suffer from crying spells, feelings of hopelessness, and feelings of physical or emotional exhaustion.
Children, or any person for that matter, will often experience feelings of being bored or alone when they do not feel that their needs are being met. But, it is difficult to tell when children are under pressure. Parents must be watchful for these symptoms and make sure that their children are not feeling deprived. Of course, when the child becomes unable to communicate this problem, there is a big problem.
When your toddler’s attention span is short, or when he does not sleep well because he feels depressed or he has a hard time getting in a routine, he is probably suffering from some kind of depression. This is the reason that their behavior becomes confused. They will show signs of frustration, become argumentative, or exhibit sleeping or eating patterns that are far from healthy. They will also display more violent behavior than they did prior to suffering from depression.
Children And Traumatic Stress
Since so many children are under stress, many parents assume that a toddler suffering from such serious psychological disorders is merely too young to recognize that he or she is under pressure. The problem is that they are always under stress and need to be helped by caregivers. They are well trained in the proper techniques to help children with these conditions?
Many parents give in to their instincts and leave their children alone, but this is dangerous. They are never sure that their children are safe. If they leave them alone and wander off, they can be traumatized. Also, leaving children alone also exposes them to the threat of predators, and can be the result of a crime.
Trauma can have long-term effects on the health of a child. Children will have reduced growth rates, cognitive delays, chronic physical ailments, chronic pain, and many other problems. While the stress can begin to lift, they will have developed a psychological disposition that can continue to build for many years to come.
If your child shows signs of PTSD or Traumatic Stress Disorder, a professional should be consulted. He or she will be able to recommend treatments and medical interventions. They will reduce the damage that has been done.
Symptoms of Traumatic Stress Disorder include but are not limited to; memory loss, difficulty forming memories, hypervigilance, mood swings, insomnia, anger, and crying fits. If you are concerned that your child might be suffering from a disorder, talk to your doctor.
It is important to understand that there are many treatment options available and that there is no cure for this condition. However, there are ways to help your child cope with stress and keep him or her physically and emotionally healthy.