Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a condition that is triggered in people who have been exposed to terrifying, shocking and dangerous event. It has become more common in children and teens. Children and teenagers who experienced trauma have later on developed PTSD.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can impact numerous parts of the brain, as many of the neural mechanisms responsible for certain functions are affected by the traumatic experiences. Perhaps the most notable impacts of trauma can be seen in the hippocampus, ventromedial prefrontal cortex, and the amygdala.