Psychological Trauma: Emotional Disorder
Psychological trauma can inflict deep mental pain that can remain with you for days, weeks, months and sometimes even years. People with psychological trauma may experience a change in emotions, such as irritability, anger, depression, anxiety and fear. Sometimes trauma comes out at night in the form of nighttime mosquitos; they’re called nightmares. Anyone still experience nightmares as an adult?
For me personally, I don’t have as many nightmares as I did as a child. Also, when I do have them, I no longer wake up screaming or frightened. I usually wake up in discomfort and try to fall back asleep. But people with psychological trauma may remain awake for the remainder of the night; their nightmares feel like they’re reliving the trauma.
Psychological trauma can result from many events and different types of scenarios:
- Natural disasters
- Even an adverse reaction from a medication or illicit drug
These traumatic experiences are stored in the unconscious mind which sprinkles tidbits of the trauma in the form of nightmares; these nighttime mosquitos love to sting! How do you deal with nightmares? Is there even a way to deal with them? What is your experience with psychological trauma? Have you ever been diagnosed with an emotional disorder? Please contribute as this is a platform for all of us to share our experiences and learn from.
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