This study investigated whether Ghanaian children exposed to low intensity warfare experience symptoms of PTSD as described in the DSM-IV. It also aimed to find out if there are culturally-specific ways of displaying the symptoms and in dealing with the trauma. Thirteen children from the Bawku area were interviewed in-depth about their reactions to trauma exposure, revealing that they do in fact display symptoms that can be classified as PTSD symptoms. However, though the display of the symptoms were similar to the symptoms based on western subjects as covered by DSM-IV, there were some culturally different ways of display found among some of the children, e.g. a high frequency of dreams and thoughts related to ghosts. Results also showed culturally relevant ways of dealing with the distressing symptoms among the children, e.g. wearing a talisman.