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Early childhood trauma?

Early childhood trauma refers to various types of adversity and traumatic events experienced during the early years of a person’s life. This is deemed the most critical developmental period in human life by psychologists.

What is considered childhood trauma?

The National Institute of Mental Health (USA) defines childhood trauma as: “The experience of an event by a child that is emotionally painful or distressful, which often results in lasting mental and physical effects.” … Children can also experience traumatic events.

What are the long term effects of childhood trauma?

Results demonstrated the connection between childhood trauma exposure, high-risk behaviors (e.g., smoking, unprotected sex), chronic illness such as heart disease and cancer, and early death.

What are the symptoms of childhood trauma in adults?

Symptoms of Trauma in Adults

  • Anger.
  • Unresponsiveness.
  • Anxiety.
  • Emotional outbursts.
  • Depression.
  • Panic Attacks.

How do you know if you have repressed childhood trauma?

mood symptoms, such as anger, anxiety, and depression. confusion or problems with concentration and memory. physical symptoms, such as tense or aching muscles, unexplained pain, or stomach distress.

Does childhood trauma ever go away?

Yes, unresolved childhood trauma can be healed. Seek out therapy with someone psychoanalytically or psychodynamically trained. A therapist who understands the impact of childhood experiences on adult life, particularly traumatic ones.