What is trauma?
Trauma is when you are exposed to a traumatic or stressful event(s) and you experience negative emotions such as feeling sad, angry, or ashamed. Traumatic events can include experiences of violent crimes, war, sexual violence, abuse, natural disasters, serious medical conditions, among others. Trauma has both psychological effects and physiological effects.
What are some common symptoms?
Distressing memories of the traumatic event(s) that you feel like you can’t control
Distressing dreams in which the content or feeling is related to the traumatic event(s)
Having flashbacks in which you feel the traumatic event(s) are happening again
Avoiding people, places, things, activites, or situations that bring up memories of the traumatic event(s)
Unable to remember important parts of the traumatic event(s)
Feeling bad about yourself or blaming yourself
Feeling afraid, angry, guilty, or ashamed
Losing interest in activities that you used to find enjoyable
Feeling detached from others in your life
No longer able to experience happiness, satisfaction, or love
Being easily annoyed
Being easily startled
Having trouble concentrating
Having trouble sleeping, or feeling like you’re not getting “good” sleep
How is trauma treated at CARE?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Learn coping skills, such as ways to calm the body and mind
CARE’s Clinicians are In-Network with a variety of providers:
- – Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- – PreferredOne
- – Health Partners
- – Medical Assistance
- – UCare
- – Cigna
- – Additionally, Out of Network & Out of Pocket options are available.
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