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Trauma &
Trauma Consequence Disorders

Trauma arises from experiences that are difficult to cope with, in which the affected person often feels helpless and at the mercy of others, e.g. sexual, physical or emotional abuse, bullying, death, accidents, illness, hospitalization, etc..

Such experiences can lead, both in the short and long term, to symptoms such as constantly recurring memories, sometimes in the form of "flashbacks" to the traumatizing situation, anxiety, constant irritability, emotional numbness and distrust of others, and problems with concentration and sleep, among others.

Trauma and its sequelae, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), can manifest in a variety of ways, but should always be taken seriously and treated by a trauma therapist to avoid long-term psychological problems.