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About 4% of children under age 18 are exposed to some form of trauma in their lifetime that leads to post-traumatic stress disorder. Adults who have been abused or tortured over a period of time develop a similar sense of separation from others, and a lack of trust in the world and other people. These programs treat current as well as former serving members and veterans. Combined with a disruptive, abusive home environment, these brain and hormonal changes may contribute to severe behavioral difficulties such as eating disorders, impulsivity, aggression, inappropriate sexual behavior, alcohol or drug abuse, and other self-destructive actions, as well as emotional regulation (such as intense rage, depression, or panic) and mental difficulties (such as scattered thoughts, dissociation, and amnesia).

Pages: 128

Publisher: Talonbooks (October 31, 2005)

ISBN: 0889225338

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