The word “trauma” often gets tossed around in our vernacular, as if it were a substitution for “embarrassed” or “uncomfortable.” For example: “Uh, he didn’t text me back.
I am so traumatized.” But really, what is trauma? Everyone experiences some amount of trauma in their lifetime. How much is considered “too much” and why do some people develop lifelong physical and psychological symptoms while others don’t, or at least don’t to the same degree?
According to the American Psychiatric Association, one in eleven people will be diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in their lifetime.Read more on themighty.com