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Parents of child stroke survivors often suffer PTSD
Parents of child stroke survivors often suffer PTSD (February 17, 2015 - Insidermedicine) From Boston - Parents of children who suffer a stroke can experience PTSD symptoms, while the child can also develop anxiety, according to a report presented at the International Stroke Conference. Researchers studied 10 fathers and 23 mothers of children who had suffered a stroke, as well as 9 of paediatric stroke patients. Results showed that 55% of parents met at least one criteria for PTSD, while 24% met all the criteria. Meanwhile, 22% of the children had clinically significant anxiety levels.
 
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