Psychological Effects Of War On Children

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Psychological Influence of War on Children
Milan Patel
Hammond High School Student
AP Psychology
Ms. Pfanstiehl
May 23, 2016

The purpose of this paper is to tell the reader how children are most influenced psychologically by war and that the psychological effects are more severe than those of physical, emotional, and social influences. Researches that were found in this projects includes: book, journal, websites, professional member of the APA, et al. Through further reading on the research, it has come to the conclusion that children face more psychological effects than others and that it can lead to post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other symptoms and disorders such as depression or anxiety. Research has also found that children can experience symptoms of these disorders by being directly or indirectly influenced by war.

INTRODUCTION Fear, Hostility, Bloodshed, Battle. These are some of the few words that come to mind when people hear the word ‘war’. People say that war is a mean to better the world or to protect the lives of others, when in reality it is just another way to torment the lives of other. Everyone is a victim in times of war, but the group that suffers from it the most are children. Many believe that children are more affected socially, physically, and emotionally by war rather than suffering psychologically through Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other disorders.
Children rely on empathy and attention from their…
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