Trauma is a deeply distressing or disturbing experience which would be experienced as such by most people. Examples of Trauma include
Crimes (either being a victim of, or witnessing)
Sexual violence including childhood sexual abuse & rape
Reactions to Trauma can include:
Acute Stress Reaction – extreme anxiety in the first few days after the trauma
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – characterised by disturbing flashbacks
Adjustment Disorder – longer term depressive and anxiety symptoms
People who suffer trauma benefit from early psychological therapy. They may often require medication after careful assessment by a Psychiatrist. Effective treatment can be expected with good clinical outcomes.
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