What is Trauma and PTSD?
This graphic shows who is more likely to develop PTSD from trauma. Although the symptoms of trauma and PTSD are the same, it is considered a trauma for the first 30 days. If the symptoms last longer than 30 days, then it is classified as PTSD .
However, symptoms from a traumatic event can take months, years, even decades to show up. Quite often, the symptoms aren’t linked to the original trauma due to the time lag between the event and the onset of symptoms.
This graphic also shows some of the results in one’s life from living with PTSD over time and not seeking help for it. One’s life continues to contract as they pull away from social situations and loved ones.
It is far better to seek help for a trauma, no matter how well you feel you have coped with it, before it develops into PTSD. After a surgery, an involved dental procedure, car accident, fall, mugging, or loss, go to someone who treats traumas such as a Somatic Experience Practitioner. This will not only make you feel instantly better, it will also stop unforeseen symptoms from popping later in life.
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