Traumatic life experiences can cause deep emotional, psychological, and possible physical damage to an individual. Although types of traumatic experiences and severity of reaction can vary among different people, most individuals will undergo a similar set of responses.
Typically, when we experience a loss of life, we are met with kind words and shows of love and support, allowing us to feel like our loss has been accepted and recognized. However, on the other end of the spectrum, is disenfranchised grief.
Trauma bonds can make it extremely hard to leave an abusive relationship because of the kind of emotional attachment it fosters. Trauma bonds can be confusing and overwhelming, and if you are looking for a complete guide on what trauma bonding is and how to recognize it and break it, we have you covered.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects approximately 3.5% of adults in the United States, or an estimated 7.7 million adults. The American Psychiatric Association estimates that approximately one out of every 11 people will be diagnosed with PTSD in their lifetime, and even more people will be affected by it.
Everyone experiences moments of anxiety, especially with the stress of COVID-19, but for most people, these moments are fleeting. You might feel anxious before a big test, when facing a difficult problem at work, or when trying to make a big decision, but this is normal.