When kids have trouble paying attention in school, when they’re too emotional, or reactionary, or downright
aggressive, what can we do to help them turn it around?
Perhaps too often, these behaviors are addressed with medication for ADHD or bipolar disorder.
But according to Bessel van der Kolk, MD, the problem (and the solution) may lie in knowing how to recognize the signs and symptoms of childhood trauma.
Bessel walks us through the major markers of this kind of trauma in this short video – check it out, it’s just 4 minutes.
Click here to learn about more methods for recognizing childhood trauma in patients as well as ways to approach the treatment of hyper-aroused children.
Have you ever recognized these symptoms as potential childhood trauma? Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.