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What is the most traumatizing thing a person can experience?
Here are some examples of traumatic events:
- domestic or family violence, dating violence.
- community violence (shooting, mugging, burglary, assault, bullying)
- sexual or physical abuse.
- natural disaster such as a hurricane, flood, fire or earthquake.
- a serious car accident.
Why do I want to have trauma?
Sometimes people with trauma want to feel in control of their emotions or actions but find it very difficult. They may find they live with regret over things they have done, even though they know they made the right choice.
How does trauma affect learning?
Symptoms resulting from trauma can directly impact a student’s ability to learn. Students might be distracted by intrusive thoughts about the event that prevent them from paying attention in class, studying, or doing well on a test. Exposure to violence can lead to decreased IQ and reading ability.
How does PTSD affect learning?
When you’re feeling very anxious, it can interfere with the way your brain encodes information into your memory. 4 That can make it harder for you to remember minor details. High anxiety levels may also limit your ability to notice things that are going on around you or interfere with your ability to focus on a task.
What trauma looks like?
Physical Symptoms of Trauma Trauma often manifests physically as well as emotionally. Some common physical signs of trauma include paleness, lethargy, fatigue, poor concentration and a racing heartbeat. The victim may have anxiety or panic attacks and be unable to cope in certain circumstances.
What is real trauma?
According to the American Psychological Association (APA), trauma is “an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape, or natural disaster.” However, a person may experience trauma as a response to any event they find physically or emotionally threatening or harmful.