A deeply distressing incident which has left you feeling horrible and changed your personality is called Trauma. Trauma is how the mind respond to perceived life threatening or over whelming negative experiences.Trauma is the most avoided, denied and untreated form of human suffering.
PTSD ( Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is a debilitating anxiety disorder that occurs after either experiencing or witnessing a traumatic incident.
Symptoms of PTSD
Flashbacks Loss of Purpose Panic Attacks Difficulty Concentrating
Depression Loss of Pleasure Self Harm Intrusive thoughts
Fears & Phobias Existential Crisis Sleeping Problems Feeling detached
Nightmares No Self Worth Interpersonal problems Poor memory
The symptoms of trauma can be present all the time or they can come and go and be triggered by stress. Sometimes symptoms can remain hidden for decades and suddenly surface.
When the symptoms of trauma become too much to cope then victim of trauma turns to substance abuse. Victims of trauma are more likely to develop addictive behaviours than compared to the general population.
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