More about Trauma and PTSD
50 to 70% of adults in the United States have experienced at least one traumatic event in their lifetime. Up to 15% will eventually develop post-traumatic stress disorder. The impact of trauma on our physical and mental well-being is enormous. For people who develop symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, and who are stuck in fight, flight or freeze mode, life can be overwhelming. For them, the body is on constant alert, often experiencing insomnia, racing heartbeat, constant fatigue, difficulty concentrating and other symptoms. The trauma negatively impacts every aspect of their lives. Traumatic events can affect your feelings, thoughts, relationships, behaviors, attitudes, dreams and hopes. Reactions such as shock or denial are typical responses to a traumatic event. After a traumatic event, some people experience unpredictable emotions, flashbacks, strained relationships and other symptoms. Evidence-based treatment can empower you as a person, help you to find constructive ways to manage emotions, develop healthy and effective coping skills, instill hope and confidence, and provide you with the opportunity to shape your own future.