Do I Have Trauma?
Trauma is an emotional response to a distressing event or experience that leaves a lasting impact on an individual's mental well-being. However, recognizing trauma within oneself might not always be a straightforward task. Below are some signs you may have symptoms of trauma:
1. Recurrent Distressing Memories: One of the most common signs of trauma is the frequent occurrence of distressing memories related to a specific event.
2. Intrusive Thoughts: Trauma can manifest as intrusive thoughts that intrude upon your thinking patterns.
3. Emotional Numbness or Hyperarousal: Trauma can lead to emotional numbness or an excessive state of arousal. Some individuals might feel emotionally detached or struggle to experience emotions fully, while others may become hyper-vigilant, easily agitated, or constantly on edge.
4. Avoidance Behaviors: People with trauma often resort to avoidance behaviors to protect themselves from triggering memories or situations. They might avoid places, people, or activities that remind them of the traumatic event. If you notice a tendency to avoid certain triggers, it could be a sign that trauma is affecting your daily life.
5. Impact on Relationships: Trauma can significantly impact relationships, causing difficulties with trust, emotional intimacy, and communication. If you notice a pattern of strained relationships or a fear of forming close connections, it may be attributed to unresolved trauma.
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Disclaimer: You may want to consider your mental health needs with a licensed mental health professional before proceeding with questionnaire. Content on this page and/or your responses to the questionnaire does not constitute as medical advice by Maria Diaz, LMHC.