✨Impact of Trauma to the Brain✨
Acute Stress Disorder: Symptoms 2 days to 4 weeks after trauma
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Symptoms still occurring after at least one month. Can have a delayed onset.
Avoiding stimuli and recollections of assault, such as thoughts, feelings, conversations, activists, places, people
Anxiety or increased arousal:
Makes it difficult to preform adequately at work/school/parenting/survival
Example-When you drive somewhere, and realize you don’t remember driving or the trip once you reach your destination.
Example-Not remembering parts of your childhood
Absence of emotional responsiveness:
Example-the shock you feel after a death
Difficulty sleeping, irritability, anger outbursts, problems with concentration, hyper-vigilance, startle response, numbness, detachment, reduced awareness of surroundings, depersonalization
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