Nicolette Wickes, Blake Johnson, Janson Garman, Shiva Rodrigues, Mariam Alhajji and Kanza Shamim*
Department of Public Health, Indiana University School of Medicine, United States
*Corresponding Author: Kanza Shamim, Department of Public Health, Indiana University School of Medicine, United States.
Received: March 21, 2021; Published: May 07, 2021
PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is a condition of persistent mental and emotional stress occurring as a result of injury or severe psychological shock. Historically, PTSD has been more widely associated with military and other types of trauma; however, adolescents are also a major population that suffer from this disorder. Children as young as six years old can start to develop symptoms of PTSD (Tull, 2013). Adolescents can experience this specific disease differently and may express uncommon symptoms that may lead to worse cases or further psychological harm (ADDA, 2015). The goal is to explore the problem, causes and effects, treatment, and implementation for awareness of PTSD among teens. PTSD is a tricky disease as there is no set event or biological indicator that someone will be afflicted with this treacherous disorder, meaning that the trigger varies from patient to patient. Childhood PTSD can be worse than that of an adult. Children’s minds are not fully matured until the age of twenty-five and the initiating trauma could cause cognitive developmental issues further into their life (Campellone, Fetterman, Turley, N.D.). A public health approach to this ever-growing issue can be addressed in many different ways, through creating awareness of the situation, providing care for those in need, and by promoting safe households. Early action, with this type of impacting disease, is the best type of action.
Keywords: PTSD; Teenagers; Disease; Mental Health; Treatment
Citation: Kanza Shamim., et al. “A Public Health Approach: The Effect of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder on Adolescents”. Acta Scientific Neurology 4.6 (2021): 12-18.
Copyright: © 2021 Kanza Shamim., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.