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.
During an act of abusive violence, it is common for an abused person to lash out toward their abuser. They may scream, cry, use insults, or even physically defend themselves against the attack. In turn, an assailant may retaliate against them by claiming that the victim is in fact the abuser.
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.
Depression and anxiety are common mental health conditions that touch nearly everyone at one point or another. Whether you personally suffer from depression, anxiety, or both, you for sure know someone else who does and the major impact it has on a person’s life.