Emotional or psychological trauma is the response to very distressing or disturbing even that overwhelms an individual’s ability to manage. Trauma can result in feeling helpless, isolated, and confused, it may be that you are left struggling with upsetting emotions and memories that will not shift and interfere with quality of your life.
Trauma can be experienced at any point in an individual’s life and can be because of an environment or event that involved a threat to your safety or wellbeing, separation loss, serious illness, bullying, abuse, and neglect. Physical symptoms can include: Insomnia, nightmares, heightened anxiety, and difficulty concentrating. Trauma is assessed not by the event itself but by the individual’s subjective experience and causes and symptoms vary person to person.