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  • Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders

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    Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders

    “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou

    Unfortunately, most people will experience at least one traumatic event in their lifetime. Whether it’s a car accident, sexual assault, abuse, neglect, violent crime, combat, or a natural disaster, it’s sadly common for people to survive a trauma.

    Many people find that they recover from their traumas through the love and support of their friends and family. However, some remain stuck, feeling like they did right after the trauma occurred. If you feel like your past is keeping you stuck, you may be suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

    What do the symptoms of PTSD look like?

    • Avoidance of the people, places, and things that you used to enjoy
    • Sudden intrusive memories, flashbacks, or nightmares
    • Feeling scared and angry, and wondering if you will ever feel safe again
    • Feeling powerless, helpless, or out of control
    • Drinking, smoking pot, or using substances more than ever before
    • Difficulting trusting other people
    • Feeling spaced out, or like you can’t be fully present
    • Lack of interest in emotional or physical intimacy

    In any of the above are true for you, Riverside Psychology can provide the support, guidance, and assistance you need to heal from your trauma. Begin your recovery by contacting us today.