Trauma and related disorders

Traumas are caused by experiences that are difficult to cope with and in which the affected person often feels helpless and at the mercy of others, e.g. sexual, physical or emotional abuse, bullying, death, accidents, illness, hospitalisation, etc. Such experiences can lead both in the short and long term to symptoms such as recurring memories, sometimes in the form of flashbacks to traumatic situations, fears, constant irritation, emotional numbness and distrust of others, as well as concentration and sleep problems. Traumas and their consequences, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), can manifest themselves in many different ways, but should always be taken seriously and treated by a trauma therapist to avoid long-term psychological problems.