Experiencing a traumatic event can be debilitating and may make you feel as though you cannot get past the residual effects of that trauma. Trauma can include the following:
- Experiencing a loss
- Being neglected
- Being a victim of abuse (either verbal or physical)
- Witnessing death
- Being bullied
- Receiving a physical injury
Many of these particular traumas are more common than generally thought. Almost everyone experiences a loss, whether it is a death in the family, a divorce or a relationship gone sour.
Many people experience neglect or abuse, or even a physical injury. This means there is no reason to hide a traumatic past or to let the effects of trauma take over your life. Reach out to a professional team of treatment experts to free yourself from trauma and all co-occurring concerns.
The Effects of Untreated Trauma
There are many negative side effects of trauma, and some include the following:
- Loss of trust
- Change in appetite
- Poor concentration
- Relentless thoughts
Team Treatment for Trauma
In order to fully address the issues behind the trauma, one must first admit that he/she needs help dealing with the particular situation. After admitting there is a problem, the next step is to find treatment that will focus on your specific needs.
Many centers that offer help for trauma offer help from a team of professionals. This team may include physicians, counselors and therapists who work and communicate together to provide holistic treatment for all aspects of trauma and related issues such as mental health illnesses or substance abuse concerns. This professional team will also encourage patients to build teams of recovering individuals.
You may be encouraged to join a support group so you can vent your feelings and emotions to a group that has either been in your shoes or can relate to what you have been going through. These support groups can also help you learn how to trust again by confiding in others who you view to be similar to yourself.
Many traumatic experiences are related to social interaction which can make opening up to others extremely difficult. It is easy to withdraw from a group of people in an attempt to protect your feelings and avoid being hurt again. Part of the healing process includes learning to trust yourself to make the right decisions in social situations and begin to create new and healthy relationships.