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Is it possible for a 7 year old to have PTSD?
She turned 7 on September 11 (and we all know what else happened then), one week after starting Grade 2. Since then (and I've only put all this together in the past week or so), she constantly says she hates school (loved it every other year, to the point of crying at Xmas, March Break, summer vacation because there would be no school), her behaviour has gone right downhill (not listening, answering back, ignoring us, jealous of her devoted sister), not concentrating at school (to the point of lower grades), she has wet the bed a few times in the past couple of months (never did that before), has regular nightmares (always about planes crashing into our house - wonder where she got that from!).
I have an appointment for me at the dr. this week so I can talk to her about this, but I would like some input. Dh and I are adamant that we will not put her on meds, but what if there is no alternative - please give me an alternative!