The Dangers of Trauma Left Untreated
At first, symptoms of trauma may seem manageable, but an individual’s brain can only deal with a limited amount of intense anxiety and stress. The type of trauma does not dictate the extent of your symptoms because everyone responds differently to traumatic situations, but one certainty is that trauma cannot heal itself.
If the overwhelming feelings of depression, panic, and fear are left to go on without treatment, acute symptoms will gradually worsen over time. Severe clinical depression, addiction to drugs and alcohol, anxiety disorders, problems with anger and unpredictable moods, and suicidal thoughts are just some of the developments that can stem from untreated trauma.
In this state, an individual will begin to notice their work life suffering, and personal relationships with friends, family, and partners will disintegrate. After a while, physical symptoms will join the emotional and psychological ones. People living with trauma that hasn’t been treated often present with gastrointestinal distress, palpitations, fatigue, and shortness of breath. These physical reactions are often unrelated to any immediate stimuli, and can be traced back to residual feelings associated with the initial trauma.
Nobody should have to live their lives riddled with angst and fear, especially when there is trauma treatment available. If you know someone struggling with trauma, or have experienced trauma yourself, give us a call or contact us. Our specialists are ready to provide any information and help you may need.