In a recent study from China, Dr. Li Ji, a researcher and pediatrician, along with his team found that children who suffered  from an animal bite may be at an increased risk for developing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  Ji states the study’s findings should prompt pediatricians to be alert for the signs and symptoms of PTSD in their patients recovering from an animal bite, especially if the bite is severe. PTSD in children who have experienced a frightening injury, such as an animal bite, can interfere with normal development, said Dr. Nancy Kassam-Adams, co-director for the Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress. Read the full news article here or the Pediatrics Journal article.