6 Things Trauma Survivors Can Relate To

Traumatic moments can take on many different shapes. These events can impact and reconfigure your life causing you to withdraw from things you enjoyed. At times, you may feel physically threatened or afraid. Because of the distressing feelings caused by the event, you may no longer feel like yourself, or find it difficult to move on. In today's video, our goal is to remind all trauma survivors that you're not alone. What you're going through are natural emotional responses and there is no need to feel ashamed. Disclaimer: The information in this video is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you ever want help, please reach out to a licensed professional therapist who has experience dealing with trauma. They may be able to guide you and find constructive ways to manage your symptoms. Writer: Sara Del Villar Script Editor: Sophia Katz Script Manager: Kelly Soong VO: Amanda Silvera Animator: Aury YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong References: Andreski, P., Chilcoat, H., & Breslau, N. (1998). Post-traumatic stress disorder and somatization symptoms: a prospective study. Psychiatry research, 79(2), 131-138. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/s0165-1781(98)00026-2 Bae, S., Kang, J., Chang, H., Han, W. & Lee S. (2018).PTSD correlates with somatization in sexually abused children: Types of abuse moderates the effect of PTSD on somatization. PloS one, 13(6), e0199138. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0199138 Centre for Substance Abuse Treatment (US). Trauma-Informed Care in Behavioural Health Services. Rockwille (MD): Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2014. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 57. Chapter 3. Understanding the Impact of Trauma. Available from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nig.gov/books/NBK207191 Gupta, M. (2013). Review of somatic symptoms in post-traumatic stress disorder. International review of psychiatry. Abingdon, England. 25(1), 86-99. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.3109/09540261.2012.736367 Lake Behavioural Hospital, 2019. Recognising the Signs and Symptoms of Emotional & Psychological Trauma,. Retrieved from https://www.lakebehaviouralhospital.com/recognizing-the-signs-and-symptoms-of-emotional-psychological-trauma/ Transcript: modified/corrected by alugha Click here to see more videos: https://alugha.com/Psych2Go

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