Often seen as an adult affliction, it is as common and as apparent in children aswell. Children who have been exposed or subject to trauma can suffer emotionally and physically from PTSD. Trauma can come from a wide range of events, from bereavement of a family member or friend, accident involving themselves or family members or friends, or being witness to one then also to abuse (to them or witness of), violence in and out of school, to emotional trauma from maybe being moved around in foster care systems, or separated from their primary caregiver/s (see also attachment).
They will often suffer from depression, anxiety, form dysfunctional coping mechanisms, attachment issues, can be withdrawn and affect their emotional development.
Children may have triggers that would set them off, from certain sounds, events, places, or anniversaries like birthdays or special occasions.
While some may seem to deal with a trauma event fairly quickly and not show any signs of suffering, they will often reprise these later on in life, or just a few months or years.
Some of the symptoms of trauma in children can be sign across the wider scope of mental health, such as anxiety including;