Emotional trauma can last from a few days to a few months. Some people will recover from emotional trauma after days or weeks, while others may experience more long-term effects. Read more: How Long Can Emotional Trauma Last? Article
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What Are the 3 Types of Trauma?
The word “trauma” may be used in two different contexts. In the physical context, it means a physical injury inflicted on a person by some external agent. In a psychological context, the term trauma means an emotional response to a deeply distressing or disturbing event. The event may be the sudden loss of a loved one, an accident, rape, or natural disaster.
What Are the 7 Basic Types of Feelings and Emotions?
Feelings and emotion types are central to our well-being as living creatures. The 7 basic types of feelings and emotions include fear, contempt, disgust, sadness, anger, happiness, and surprise.
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a psychiatric condition, can develop after any catastrophic life event. Symptoms include nightmares, flashbacks, sweating, rapid heart rate, detachment, amnesia, sleep problems, irritability, and exaggerated startle response. Treatment may involve psychotherapy, group support, and medication.
What Are the Physical and Emotional Signs of Stress?
What effect does stress have in the body and mind? Learn about stress and its symptoms, signs, causes, and treatments.
What Is the Difference Between Mental Wellness and Mental Health?
When your mental health is in a good state this is called mental wellness. It means that your mind is functioning as it should be and that you can function in positive ways in your life.
Abuse, Trauma, and Mental Health
Suffering abuse and trauma can put one at higher risk of developing PTSD, anxiety, and depression. Signs and symptoms of abuse or trauma include appetite or mood changes, alcohol and/or drug abuse, difficulty sleeping, and anger. Treatment may incorporate a combination of medication and talk therapy.
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