Cause And Effect Of Trauma

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Trauma can be a very heavy word to place your head around. It is a word that creates a lot of pressure on everyone that hears it. Trauma reminds us of our problems we had to deal with the past. Loss, death, break ups and hardships of life, all of those things are buried deep inside our heads and constantly pecker on the walls of it, trying to get out and change our worldview. Everything that happens to people, leaves a mark that can stay there forever. Many can say, that the most horrible part of trauma is not the traumatic experience itself, but the state of crisis that comes after it. State of inactivity, feelings of hopelesness and powerlessness. Often it is a state where any type of work is ten times as hard and all positive feelings seem …show more content…
Terrorist attack so painful, many years later, people are still dealing with aftershock. People suffer from fear, horror, helpessness from seeing huge amount of casualties, long-term stress can lead to serious emotional and physical side effects (Guojun, 2012). One large aspect of reapeated painful experiences after traumatic event is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. A lot of people think about trauma and crisis mostly in terms of mental state. Depression, lack of motivation, inability to do anything productive, lack of sexual desire and positive experiences and suicidal tendencies are all connected to traumatic events. However, it comes with physical problems as well. For example, Guojung Zeng reports that during his research people suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder showed signs of hyperarousal, emotional blunting such as sleep problem, decreased attention, ittitability, memory loss, easy disturbances, hypervigilance to threat, body shakes, chills, headache, rapid hearbeat, senses of suffocation and isolation. This is just an overview of truly terrible part of live of almost every human, because majority of adult people will …show more content…
Close friends and family members are hit the most. They may experience fear, fear of this happening to them, fear of losing suffering person, fear of things getting worse. Guilt, because they cannot do anything to help or they wished something would happen to the suffering person. Anger aimed towards themselves or the person going through crisis. Or confusion, in the moment of not being able to do anything to help or not understanding reasoning and feelings of the person going through aftershock after traumatic event (Wright, 2011). PTSD is just one example of many mental and physical health problems that can be caused by trauma. Chronic depression and Manic Depressive Disorder, self mutilation, substance abuse and even suicide can often be caused by trauma, especially in people that had history of depressions before the event ( Quitangon, n.d.). In his study, Rieder Heide shows that "suicidal tendencies were found in 25% of all survivors" of the genocide in Rwanda that happened in 1994. Feelings after crisis can easily fog person 's mind and reasoning and lead them to do things they would not do

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