Types of Traumas You Should Know About

Types of Traumas You Should Know About

Trauma is an anxiety disorder that impacts deeply and the impact varies from person to person. At the event of trauma, the brain’s attempt to survive the event results in excessive production of endorphins. Although the overdrive of endorphins helps the brain to naturally cope with the event, it results in insufficient supply once the event finishes. This later leads to trauma and causes individual trouble carrying out basic tasks and many other problems in life. 

Today, this article is going to cover different types of trauma that trauma treatment centers come across in patients:

Acute Trauma
This type of trauma happens when you are confronted by a ghastly event, such as a death, serious injury or threat either as a witness or reluctant participant. It is also known as an acute stress disorder. According to research, between 6 to 33 percent of people develop acute trauma, especially those who have a history of psychological disorders or distress. To cope with it, trauma treatment programs are highly effective. 

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
We, humans, are equipped with the instinct to bodily respond to a perceived or real threat in our life. In the face of danger, we feel an overwhelming urge to either run far away from the threat possible or attack the source of the threat. Science calls it ‘fight-or-flight’ response. Post-traumatic stress disorder is caused by the damage caused to this instinct, which results in the individual to experience debilitating symptoms that interrupt daily life and relationships with others. Common signs of PTSD are vivid flashbacks, insomnia, paranoia, feelings of danger and insecurity even in safe situations, disinterest in loved ones, violent mood swings, and many others. To cope with it, many people often turn to drugs and alcohol. However, the best course of action is to undergo trauma treatment programs. 

Complex Trauma
Unlike other trauma, complex trauma happens over a period of time. For instance, a soldier in combat operation may be exposed to multiple palpitated tragedies in a short span of time. These tragedies can cause complex trauma and impact the suffering person’s life adversely. In these cases, drugs and substance only seem to exaggerate the condition and does no good to the sufferer. One of the best ways to overcome complex trauma is by joining a trauma treatment center. 

In a nutshell
If you or your loved one has symptoms of trauma, be it acute or complex, make sure you don’t take it lightly and opt for a reliable treatment. If you want to successfully come out of it, trauma treatment programs are the best path to go down.