Signs and Symptoms you Suffer from Psychological Trauma

Signs and Symptoms you Suffer from Psychological Trauma

Trauma, I’m sure you’ve heard this word
before. But do you actually know what psychological trauma means? Let’s have a
look at the definition of psychological trauma. An experience is traumatic if it
one is sudden, unexpected, or non-normative. Two: exceeds the
individual’s perceived ability to meet it’s demands. And three: disturbs the
individuals frame of reference and other central psychological needs and related
schemas. Psychological trauma is a type of damage to the mind that occurs as a
result of a distressing event. Trauma is often the result of an overwhelming
amount of stress that exceeds one’s ability to cope or ability to integrate
the emotions involved with that experience. In this animated video from
Inner Picture Stories we’d like to provide you with a better sense about
psychological trauma. Statistics show that an estimated 70% of
adults have experienced traumatic events in their lives at least once. That’s a
high percentage for a topic that many do not know much about let alone how to
deal with. That is indeed the main problem with trauma. Many people walk
around with psychological wounds caused by a traumatic event resulting in all
sorts of struggles in their life because they have never treated the root cause
of these struggles, the trauma itself. Let us start by learning the five kinds of
events that tend to be traumatic. In general, abuse can be categorized into
two groups: physical abuse and emotional abuse. Physical pain such as hitting with hands or objects, kicking, slapping, burning,
tying, or otherwise restraining, etc. Physical abuse inflicted by a parent on
a child, or within any other relationship, often starts gradually such
as with a punch or a slap and then becomes progressively worse over time.
Being shaken, hit or physically abused in any way as a child can lead to poor
physical or mental health later in life. Including depressive disorders,
anxiety disorders, eating disorders, childhood behavior or conduct disorders,
drug use, suicide attempts, obesity, and risky sexual behavior. Sexual abuse: forcing someone into a sexual act against their will. Sexual abuse is
unwanted sexual activity with perpetrators using force making threats
or taking advantage of victims not able to give consent most victims and
perpetrators know each other immediate reactions to sexual abuse include shock
fear or disbelief long term symptoms include an anxiety fear or
post-traumatic stress disorder bullying or harassing verbal abuse
making threats or intimidation the physical violence is often seen as being
more serious than emotional abuse but this simply isn’t true the scars of
emotional abuse are real and long-lasting emotional abuse is an
attempt to control in just the same way that physical abuse
is an attempt to control another person the only difference is that the
emotional abuser does not use physical actions such as hitting kicking pinching
grabbing pushing or other physical forms of harm rather the perpetrator of
emotional abuse use emotional manipulation as his or her weapon of
choice emotional abuse can severely impact
your mental health and lower your self-esteem and confidence it may also
lead to depression and anxiety and even suicide attempts the loss of a parent
due to death or a divorce often costs the child’s fear of abandonment to
intensify often well into adulthood the damage caused by parental abandonment is
particularly devastating if it happens before the child understands that they
are not responsible for other people’s actions childhood abandonment costs an
individual to have problems with forming secure attachments which can set the
stage for the poor quality of relationships later in life neglect is a
form of abuse where the perpetrator who is responsible for caring for someone
who isn’t able to care for themselves fails to do so neglect can be a result
of carelessness indifference or unwillingness it may include the failure
to provide enough supervision endorsements or medical care or the
failure to fulfill other needs for which the victim cannot provide for themselves
neglect can go on for an indefinite period in a child’s life causing many
long-term side effects such as physical injuries neglect can affect the body
physically as it affects a child’s development and health sometimes leading
to chronic medical problems low self-esteem attention disorders violent
behavior and even death a management is a kind of relationship between two or
more people in which personal boundaries are permeable and unclear enrichment is
a concept introduced by salvador minuchin a family therapist who
developed structural family therapy which addresses problems in functioning
within family minuchin used the word amnesia
to describe the situation in families where personal boundaries are the fused
subsystems undifferentiated and over concerned for others leads to a loss of
autonomous development enmeshed in parental needs and trapped in a
discrepant role function a child may lose their capacity for self direction
and their own distinctiveness under the weight of psychic insists and if family
pressures increase the child may end up becoming the identified parents or
family scapegoats everyone who is in any way involved in a disaster or tragic
event may experience trauma reactions you may experience these reactions if
you wear a witness or were involved in the events arrived upon the scene of the
events had a near miss or were almost involved in the events knew or know
others who were killed harmed or involved in some way in the event ever
relationship with family or friends of the victims are reminded of other
traumatic incidents in your life by this event now that you’ve learned more about
the five kinds of events that tend to be traumatic it may come as a surprise when
you find that you could have been affected and traumatized in your best
many people go through their adult lives never having talked about her past
traumas it may be because they never stood still and fully realized that they
had gone through a traumatic events or because they still feel a sense of shame
about what happened too deeply to ever talk with anyone about it it can
possibly be quite difficult painful and confrontational to go deeper into this
subject however if we don’t learn to become aware of best events that could
have caused trauma to us this events often lead to unhealthy behavioral
patterns that greatly reduce the quality of one’s life after a traumatic
experience a person may often re-experience the trauma mentally and
physically hence there are trauma reminders also called triggers that take
us back to those feelings we experienced in the
best often the traumatized person can be completely unaware of what these
triggers are in many cases these triggers may lead a person suffering
from traumatic disorders to engage in disturb behaviors or a self-destructive
coping mechanisms often without being fully aware of the nature or cause of
their own actions studies have consistently found a strong association
between shame and the experience of a traumatic events how exactly is shame
connect with trauma and why does it matter so much that we have to point it
out why it matters is because researchers have found that the
experience of shame following a traumatic events may lead you to use
unhealthy coping strategies such as alcohol use avoidance or
self-destructive behaviors which can interfere with your ability to process
the emotions associated with the traumatic events additionally since the
experience of shame can be related to judgments or weakness or warts survivors
may feel more stigma about having experienced a traumatic event this
stigma could then prevent you from seeking out the appropriate help that
shame if not dealt with properly as an adult will manifest itself typically in
for behavior patterns here are the four negative and self-destructive behavior
patterns the effect or condition of being addicted or unable to stop
yourself from engaging with a particular substance or activity such as gambling
alcohol drugs sex overworking etc experts say this is a pattern of
behavior in which you find yourself dependent on approval from someone else
for your self-worth and identity it is also characterized by excessive
emotional or psychological reliance on a partner typically if you require support
on account of illness or addiction this disorder includes problems with behavior
or relationships that result when a person has not formed good attachments
strong feelings of love or connection with parents or other people who cared
for them as a small child attachment disorder is a broad term that describes
disorders from moods behavior and social relationships arising from a failure to
form normal attachments to primary caregiving figures in early childhood
such a failure could have resulted from unusual early experiences of neglect
abuse abrupt separation from caregivers between six months and three years of
age frequent changes or excessive number of caregivers or a lack of caregiver
responsiveness to child communicative efforts all of which results in a lack
of basic trusts emotional dysregulation refers to the inability of a person to
control or regulate their emotional responses to proactive stimuli it can
also be termined emotional hyper reactivity in life each individual is
repeatedly exposed to events and interactions such as conflict in a
relationship personal criticism or a perceived abandonment a person with
emotional dysregulation disorder reacts in an emotionally exaggerated manner to
this environmental and interpersonal challenges in short by over reacting
bursts of anger crying accusation passive-aggressive
behavior or creation of cares or conflicts it is important to learn how to deal
with trauma healthily and not let it slip unnoticed into your life to
long-term results of nuts reading and caring for our psychological wounds is
one of needless suffering and destruction if you did go through a
traumatic event in the best or recently notes that you certainly aren’t alone
and that there are ways of healing the wounds caused by that event because
trauma is a complex topic that takes more than a few paragraphs to explain a
second animated video will be made here on the YouTube channel of inner picture
stories where we will delve in depth into how to deal with psychological
trauma in a healthy way we hope this part has already provided
you with new clarity and insights about psychological trauma while a great pain
and suffering come from these events and painful experiences there is a lot of
hidden beauty and gems that will allow us to connect more deeply with ourselves
with other people and with life but more about that in the second part of this
series about psychological trauma thank you for watching this animated video of
inner picture stories about trauma while it’s true that no one ever said life
would be easy it is also true that no one ever said you have to go through it
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  1. If you’ve landed here in search of more knowledge about trauma because you have been traumatized in the past, or because you are searching for information to help a friend, family member, your partner, or because of a general interest in the topic, we at Inner Picture Stories hope this video will provide you with some good answers and a better understanding about this topic.

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