TRAUMA

NAMI states that roughly 3.5% of the U.S. adult population which is around 8 million individuals are affected by PTSD

Trauma is when you are exposed to a traumatic or stressful event(s) and you experience negative emotions such as feeling sad, angry, or ashamed. Traumatic events can include experiences of violent crimes, war, sexual violence, abuse, natural disasters, serious medical conditions, among others. Trauma has both psychological and physiological effects such as having flashbacks, or distressing dreams and/or memories related to the traumatic event.

COMMON SYMPTOMS

DISTRESSING MEMORIES OF THE TRAUMATIC EVENT(S) THAT YOU FEEL LIKE YOU CAN’T CONTROL

DISTRESSING DREAMS IN WHICH THE CONTENT OR FEELING IS RELATED TO THE TRAUMATIC EVENT(S)

AVOIDING PEOPLE, PLACES, THINGS, ACTIVITIES, OR SITUATIONS THAT BRING UP MEMORIES OF THE TRAUMATIC EVENT(S)

LEARN ABOUT MORE TRAUMATIC EVENT(S)

treatment at care

LEARN COPING SKILLS SUCH AS WAYS TO HELP CALM THE MIND AND BODY

EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITIZATION AND REPROCESSING (EMDR) THERAPY

COMMON SYMPTOMS

TRAUMATIC EVENT(S) SYMPTOMS

  • UNABLE TO REMEMBER IMPORTANT PARTS OF THE TRAUMATIC EVENT(S)
  • FEELING BAD ABOUT YOURSELF OR BLAMING YOURSELF
  • FEELING AFRAID, ANGRY, GUILTY, OR ASHAMED
  • LOSING INTEREST IN ACTIVITIES YOU ONCE FOUND ENJOYABLE
  • FEELING DETACHED FORM OTHERS IN YOUR LIFE
  • NO LONGER ABLE TO EXPERIENCE HAPPINESS, SATISFACTION, OR LOVE
  • BEING EASILY ANNOYED
  • BEING EASILY STARTLED
  • HAVING TROUBLE CONCENTRATING
  • HAVING TROUBLE SLEEPING, OR FEELING LIKE YOU’RE NOT GETTING ENOUGH “GOOD” SLEEP