TRAUMA & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Women and Children
Trauma can be a consequence of
____ Giving Birth
____ Car accident
____ Childhood event
____ Relationship abuse - Parents / Guardians, School,
____ Sexual abuse
____ Terrorist attack
____ War environment
. . .
Trauma and PTSD must be taken into account with their psychological and physiological causes as well as the complete environment of the individual: social, family, work . . .
Many bodily functions are altered
Triggers can be come from all 5 senses
The memory processing is altered
Symptoms usually include:
Repetitive and distressing images or sensations
Physical sensations, such as pain, sweating, feeling sick or trembling
Some people have constant negative thoughts about their experience
_____ Avoidance and Emotional numbing
_____ Hyper-arousal = feeling on 'edge'
_____ Other symptoms like