There are many things that can cause distress on people nowadays and because of this there many who experience a type of psychological trauma called the posttraumatic stress disorder. With this type of condition it is the brain that incurs the damage and changes in the brain chemistry of the person is affected.
The overall ability of the person to cope with stressful events is now affected and their reactions can be extremely versatile. This kind of effect on the brain is normally caused by traumatic events that occur to a person once or repetitively.
There are times that these kinds of trauma are seldom detected even by clinical practitioners. The effects on the emotional and coping ability can be experienced by a person for longer periods of time and can remain undetected throughout his or her lifetime.
Correlation of Physical and Psychological Trauma
When a person has a psychological trauma, it’s not far-fetched that it was accompanied by a physical trauma as well. Usually, it can be any of the following: sexual abuse, domestic violence, bullying, war or being a victim of alcoholism. Verbal abuse, poverty and other negative situations experienced over a long period of time can cause psychological trauma on a person.
Although, it is also true that everyone is different and people may or may not experience psychological trauma given the same situation. This means that not all people are vulnerable to trauma depending on their abilities to adapt to the same scenarios.
This is evident when an individual re-experiences the trauma, this can be mentally or physically. There are certain feelings and emotions that the person will desperately try to avoid and these are called triggers. A trauma victim may try all means to escape the triggers and some do this through indulging in alcohol binges.
Physical and emotional changes can be rooted to psychological trauma such as nightmares, flashbacks, Insomnia, repressed memories, emotional detachment, dissociation, self-esteem issues and depression. When these changes happen, the person may experiences mental and physical exhaustion. That is why it is very important to make sure that early signs of trauma are detected.
There have also been findings linking psychological stress with mental illness. Trauma will cause the person to become incapable of adapting normally and will have a difficult time maintaining a well balanced temperament which is typically needed in interacting with others. Trauma victims will find it harder to adapt with the usual stress brought by work, family and friends.