Differences Between PTSD and Developmental Trauma


United States Department of Homeland Security

Key Points

  1. PTSD symptoms include intrusive re-experiencing, avoidance of trauma reminders, changes in mood and cognition, and increased arousal and reactivity.
  2. The ACE study demonstrates the impact of chronic childhood trauma on adulthood functioning.
  3. People who have endured chronic trauma experience more pronounced and enduring symptoms.

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