What is trauma?


What is trauma?
Trauma can occur at any stage in life. Trauma often causes significant and noticeable shifts in ones moods, thoughts, behaviours and social, familial and occupational functioning. Trauma, if left untreated, can lead to the formation of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, alcohol and other substance addiction/misuse along with many other mood, thought and behavioural conditions/disorders. Trauma most often occurs as a result of the following events/situations;

Sexual abuse,
Physical abuse,
Emotional/psychological abuse,
Verbal abuse,
Domestic violence,
Narcissistic and psychopathic abuse,
Severe neglect and abandonment,
Divorce,
Death or loss of a loved one,
Adversity,
Personal injury,
Voluntary or forced migration (refugees),
Exposure to war, political persecution, government oppression/violence,
Poverty,
Natural disasters,
Workplace bullying and toxic workplaces,
vicarious trauma,
Shared psychosis.