What is a Trauma?
The emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape or natural disaster is what you call a trauma and could occur immediately after the shocking event. Denial is also typical.
Longer term reactions include unpredictable emotions, flashbacks, strained relationships and even physical symptoms like headaches or nausea.
How to Know if You are Suffering by Trauma?
A traumatized person can feel a range of emotions both immediately after the event and in the long term. They may feel overwhelmed, helpless, shocked, or have difficulty processing their experiences. Trauma can also cause physical symptoms.
Shock, Denial, Or Disbelief
Confusion, Difficulty Concentrating
Anger, Irritability, Mood Swings
Anxiety And Fear
Guilt, Shame, Self-Blame
Withdrawing From Others
Feeling Sad Or Hopeless
Feeling Disconnected or Numb
Trauma can have a long effect on the person’s well-being. If symptoms persist and do not decrease it can indicate that the trauma has developed into a mental health disorder called post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).