Childhood Trauma: A Public Health Concern

Following on from my recent Blog explaining the challenges that face Teenagers, a news article has highlighted the shockingly high incidents of childhood trauma, and how 1 in 13 children go on to become Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) sufferers. The study by King's College London Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience found that almost a third of the 18-year-olds studied had experienced childhood trauma, and a quarter of these children went on to develop PTSD. Many of those had also experienced a major depressive episode, one in five had attempted suicide, yet only 20% had been seen by a mental health professional in the past year. The report stated that "Childhood trauma


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Silver Birch Therapies


Rebecca Matthews


Bristol, UK

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