Aurora Recovery Centre

Psychological trauma is damage done to the human mind following and caused by a traumatic event or situation. Trauma is caused by a person’s inability to cope and manage the stress and emotions that were results of the event or experience. Common trauma-inducing experiences include:

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  • Sexual Assault
  • Child Abuse or Maltreatment
  • Domestic Violence
  • War-Related Trauma
  • Medical Trauma
  • Traumatic Loss
  • Natural Disasters

After traumatic events, people may develop extreme anxiety, anger, depression, paranoia and more. Those consistent symptoms in the long term may be referred to as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

People also may have ongoing problems with insomnia or physical pain associated with traumatic events. Often, people suffering with trauma struggle to maintain their self-esteem and their personal relationships. There are healthy ways of coping with trauma both in and out of treatment. Basic self care and healthy habits like a balanced diet, regular exercise and sufficient sleep help to accompany treatments and therapies and encourage full recovery from trauma and PTSD.