The Impact of Trauma on Mental Health

April 11, 2023

Lately it seems like everyone is talking about trauma. The American Psychological Association defines trauma as “an emotional response to a terrible event” such as interpersonal violence, natural disasters, and car accidents. Posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a clinically recognized emotional response to a trauma that is characterized by symptoms of re-experiencing, hyperarousal, alterations in cognitions and moods, and avoidance and numbing (APA, 2022).
The Impact of Trauma on Mental Health

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