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Wellspring and Arch Bridge School in Bethlehem, Conn. treats adolescent girls and young women with PTSD. CEO Daniel Murray, Psy.D. notes, “You rarely see PTSD in isolation. We see the worst of it in residential care.”

PTSD in children disrupts development, relationships

By Phyllis Hanlon

Many people associate posttraumatic stress disorder with veterans returning from war, victims of violent crime or individuals who’ve been involved in natural disasters. However, adults are not the only ones subject to developing this disorder. The National Institute of Mental Health reports that four percent of adolescents between the ages of 13 and 18 have a lifetime prevalence for PTSD. Wellspring and the Arch Bridge School in Bethlehem, Conn., treats adolescent girls and young women with PTSD at two outpatient clinics and residential treatment facilities, according to Daniel Murray, Psy.D., CEO. “Private schools offer the benefit of clinical treatment and [More]