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Psychological Bulletin, 99, 20-35. Posted by Tom Cloyd on Jul 12th, 2014 I have for some time screened virtually everyone for a trauma history. Symptoms in very young children may include bedwetting, losing the ability to talk, acting out the precipitating event during playtime and being unusually clingy with a parent or caregiver. This may include: Difficulty in getting off to sleep or staying asleep. Several of the states where Republicans have resisted the expansion are located in the South—Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, to name a few.

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