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Signs & Symptoms of Trauma

Trauma is individual, meaning that no two people experience it in the exact same way. Whether or not the event involves death, survivors must cope with the perceived loss of their personal safety. There is no right or wrong way to think, feel, or act after a traumatic experience. Some people may appear relatively normal, while others find themselves completely unable to function. All responses are valid, normal reactions to abnormal events.

Psychological Symptoms of Trauma

  • Intrusive thoughts of the event
  • Overwhelming fear
  • Visual images of the event
  • Denial, shock, or disbelief
  • Confusion and disorientation
  • Irritability, anger
  • Mood swings
  • Fear and anxiety
  • Guilt and shame
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Depression
  • Feeling out of control
  • Memory lapses
  • Difficulty making decisions
  • Emotional numbing
  • Panic attacks

Physical Signs of Trauma

  • Being easily startled
  • Extreme alertness
  • Easily threatened and argumentative
  • Edginess and obvious agitation
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Tachycardia (racing heartrate)
  • Sleep problems, including insomnia, nightmares, and difficulty staying asleep
  • Fatigue, exhaustion, and general low energy
  • Tension
  • Obsessive behaviors, compulsive behaviors
  • Unexplained aches and pains
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Self-destructive behavior
  • Avoidance of activities or places that remind one of the event
  • Changes in daily patterns (sleeping and eating)
  • Becoming withdrawn from others
  • Anhedonia (lack of interest in previously enjoyed activities)

Trauma Treatment at Canyon Crossing

PTSD and traumatic experiences rarely resolve themselves on their own; this is why it is vital for sufferers to receive professional psychological help as quickly as possible. The unique benefit of Canyon Crossing is our ability to treat all co-occurring disorders simultaneously. Our compassionate care team are highly trained in trauma care, addiction recovery, and long-term assistance.As a women’s-only treatment facility, we minimize potential triggers and empower you to live life on life’s terms. If you or a loved one want to begin healing from trauma, call 1-800-651-7254 today.