Children and post-traumatic stress disorders
Rifaie Yaseen Hameed; ThairaIdress Younis
Journal Title:Annals of Tropical Medicine & Public Health
Post-traumatic Stress Disorders is recognized as a wide-spread disorder among children and adolescents world-widely in developed and developing countries. The study aimed to identify and classify the chief complaints of PTSDs among children, and present the relationships between complaints and sources of psychological pressure the children exposed to. Furthermore, our study depended on a cross-sectional, descriptive, and correlational study design to accomplish its aims. It carried out for a period from 5th of October 2017 till 30th of April 2018 on a sample of (595) children between (6 – 8) years old obtained depending on non-probability sampling technique from fourteen primary schools at the left side of Mosul city. The instrument of the study composed of physical complaints, Psychological complaints, and Cognitive complaints. Data were gathered by sending the questionnaire with the students to their mothers to fulfill them. We found that the exposure to negative life events was the main source of psychological pressure children exposed to, suffering from psychological and physical complaints were more than cognitive complaints.