Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and People with Learning Disabilities

The amount of literature on the subject of PTSD experienced by those who also have forms of learning disabilities is limited, begging the question of why PTSD occurring in people with learning disabilities has been understudied. One of the reasons why is because PTSD was recognized as a separate concept only fairly recently and a full acknowledgement that people with learning disabilities also experience forms of serious mental illnesses is just as recent. Disorders that are more recently described in the population as a whole take time and must be delineated and explained in people with learning disabilities. Accepting that people with learning disabilities do suffer trauma has been a hard concept for some to comprehend. It has only been recently that universal experiences such as bereavement have been recognized and studied in people with learning disabilities.

URL: http://www.disabled-world.com/disability/types/psychological/ptsd-learning.php

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