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Trauma and the Brain (Cont'd)

Children involved in child welfare are often diagnosed with disorders such as:

    • Reactive Attachment Disorder
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
    • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
    • Bipolar Disorder
    • Conduct Disorder

Many children who receive these diagnosis have been victims of multiple traumatic events and it is important that the impact of those traumatic events is considered and evaluated when a child is being assessed for a mental health diagnosis.