Understanding Trauma: Symptoms of Trauma

In this week’s installment of “Understanding Trauma,” we will focus on the symptoms of trauma.

Below is a list of symptoms of trauma created by Healthline. This will help to highlight some of the major physical and mental symptoms of trauma.

Emotional & psychological symptoms:

  • Shock, denial, or disbelief
  • Confusion, difficulty concentrating
  • Anger, irritability, mood swings
  • Anxiety and fear
  • Guilt, shame, self-blame
  • Withdrawing from others
  • Feeling sad or hopeless
  • Feeling disconnected or numb

Physical symptoms:

  • Insomnia or nightmares
  • Fatigue
  • Being startled easily
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Racing heartbeat
  • Edginess and agitation
  • Aches and pains
  • Muscle tension

Emotional and Psychological Trauma

Symptoms of any time of mental distress or disorder can create havoc in one’s life. However, once these symptoms begin to disrupt your everyday life it is important to reach out to a professional to seek help!

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