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Would you know the signs of psychological trauma? The strange part of this question, which seems so obvious, is that many of my clients don’t feel like they have symptoms of trauma. They may feel anxious or depressed, sometimes even angry. The same goes for stress, we often live in a chaotic bubble thinking hectic lives and schedules are just that – and nothing more.  Many of us are walking around with symptoms for trauma. Discovering the impact of the trauma is important because it can trigger a reaction to get help coping and moving on from the trauma.

So, I have decided to post the classic symptoms of trauma. Please look over the list and if you have two or more symptoms, it should be time to start thinking about professional help to better able you to have a productive life!

 Emotional and psychological symptoms of trauma:

Shock, denial, or disbelief
Anger, irritability, mood swings
Guilt, shame, self-blame
Feeling sad or hopeless
Confusion, difficulty concentrating
Anxiety and fear
Withdrawing from others
Feeling disconnected or numb

Physical symptoms of trauma:

Insomnia or nightmares
Being startled easily
Racing heartbeat
Aches and pains
Difficulty concentrating
Edginess and agitation
Muscle tension

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