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Children who are attacked by dogs often develop more than just physical wounds. They may be psychologically injured from the dog attack. Studies show that 1 in 10 children who suffered a moderate dog bite will develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). For children who suffer severe dog bite injuries, the odds are even greater: 1 in 4 will develop PTSD.
If your child is suffering PTSD after a dog attack, they may begin to exhibit some abnormal behaviors, including:
Fear of the dark
Fear of being left alone
Refusal to go outside alone
Shy interactions with family or friends
Aggressive actions toward family or friends
Loss of interest in games, school, or other extracurricular activities
These symptoms can disappear over time, but PTSD is a serious issue that can require professional intervention. It is advisable to seek professional counseling for a child that has been through a traumatic dog attack to help them recover from the experience.
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