Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Acute Stress Disorder
Lingering Stress Responses
When you have been exposed to a traumatic event, i.e. a threat to your life, serious injury or violation, personal attack or legal threat, getting laid off, loosing your home or sudden death of a loved one, you may experience several of the following symptoms:
- recurrent distressing recollections of the event
- difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
- irritability or outbursts of anger
- difficulties concentrating
- feeling numb, detached or estranged from others
- efforts to avoid thoughts, feelings or conversations related to trauma
- being in a daze
- sudden startle response, hypervigilance or restlessness
- lack of interest in life activities and social events
Childhood traumas may linger in your neuro-network for a long time, creating invisible limitations to your selfesteem, creativity and ability to feel joy.
Listen to the radio talk on EMDR (Eye movement, Desensitization and Reprocessing), a therapeutic approach which helps people overcome a traumatic experience.