The Effects of Trauma
Effects of Trauma
There is growing recognition within the healing professions that trauma is not only held in the psyche as well as the body, but traumatic life experiences, whether physical or emotional, are significant factors in the development and maintenance of at least 75% of the medical problems encountered in health care today.
Until this point in history, when we spoke of the effects of trauma we usually talked about the emotional, mental and physical symptoms of trauma. But from this moment forward we have much more information at our disposal to describe the long-term effects of trauma, thanks to The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study.
The behaviors exhibited in the above diagram are examples of acting-out behaviors (behaviors used to try to minimize the emotional effects of trauma) and very different from the internal negative effects of Stress.
To really get an idea of how trauma and negative childhood experiences affect us and mold our lives, learn about Adverse Childhood Experiences study (ACEs).