Family and Caregiver Schizophrenia Discussion Forum

They are saying my daughter's voices are from PTSD


#1

My daughter is in the hospital again due to these voices telling her to kill herself and she wants to… she is only 6 they say it’s all from the pats I don’t know what to due she was just released from one hospital on the 11th


#2

If they think it is PTSD, then they should have a theory about what caused it. I’d also think they’d be concerned that she is being severely abused. Did they elaborate at all on why they think it is PTSD?


#3

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#4

She was sexually abused when she was 3


#5

Then yeah, if she was abused in that way at such a young age, then it could definitely cause a lot of issues from trauma, and those things should be addressed first.


#6

Thank you I have done everything to address the issue reported it and everything and the justice system is failing us… she is in trauma based therapy and also have a worker that comes to the home once a week and a psychiatrist


#7

What does the therapist think about the voices? Do you ever talk about the issue with the therapist(s)?

If she winds up having both, trauma and mental illness, then I feel for her, and you as her parent/caregiver. In my experience there can be a lot of overlap in symptoms, and distinguishing them is very hard. A PTSD flashback can make you feel like you are completely tripping balls, I still get olfactory hallucinations from time to time. I mean it’s either flashbacks or a brain tumor.

But anyway, I think it is very good to start with the trauma first, because of her age, so to me it sounds like you are doing everything right and a great job. Time will tell if she needs more than therapy.


#8

Thank you I am trying my best and I discus everything with all her providers anytime anything new comes up