Warner Park Recovery Center – Woodland Hills Mental Health

It is more than likely that we have all experienced trauma at some point in our lives. Trauma is defined by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration as any event or set of circumstances that is experienced by an individual as emotionally or physically harmful or life-threatening. It is important to understand that trauma and its effects are relative to the individual. What is traumatic for one person may not be for another. The effects of trauma relate to the individual’s ability to cope, process, and maintain stability after the traumatic event. When an individual does not get the help they need after facing a traumatic event. They can experience long-lasting effects that may lead to the diagnosis of stressor-related disorders and other mental illnesses.

PTSD Defined

Post -Traumatic Stress Disorder is a type of mental health condition triggered by experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event. PTSD is recognized by the American Psychiatric Association as a trauma and stressor-related disorder. There is a wide array of events that could be considered traumatic, including but not limited to grief and loss, rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, or a natural disaster. PTSD is a condition that people of all different ages and backgrounds may suffer from. Families of victims can develop PTSD as well as first responders, rescue workers, and war veterans. The symptoms of PTSD can vary amongst individuals but often hinder one’s abilities to manage everyday life effectively.

Quiz - Do I Have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

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