How much is your trauma affecting you?

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How Much is Your Trauma Affecting You?

Are you feeling tied down by your past trauma? Do have flashbacks often? Are you easily triggered by these memories? 

Trauma is a deeply distressing or disturbing experience that can overwhelm our ability to cope. It can be caused by a single event, such as a natural disaster, car accident, or violent crime, or by repeated exposure to stressful or abusive situations. It can have a profound impact on our lives, both acute and chronic. It can affect our mental and physical health, our relationships, and our to function in everyday life.

Signs that you may have been affected by trauma: 

Emotional symptoms:

  • Shock, denial, or disbelief
  • Confusion and difficulty concentrating
  • Anger, irritability, mood swings
  • Anxiety and fear
  • Guilt, shame, and self-blame
  • Withdrawal from others
  • Feeling sad or hopeless
  • Feeling disconnected or numb

Behavioural symptoms:

  • Flashbacks or nightmares
  • Avoidance of people, places, or activities that remind you of the trauma
  • Hypervigilance or startle response
  • Self-destructive behaviours, such as substance abuse or risk-taking

Physical symptoms:

  • Headaches
  • Stomachaches
  • Chronic pain
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty sleeping or eating
  • Changes in appetite or weight

If you are experiencing any of these signs, it is important to talk to a mental health professional. They can help you assess your symptoms and determine whether or not you are experiencing trauma.

Who is this Quiz for?

If you’re having any symptoms of trauma, dealing with any risks, or are concerned about your mental health, then you should take a quiz on the effects of trauma. It is also important if you have survived abuse, natural calamities, or work in stressful environments. If you are concerned that you may have been affected by trauma, please reach out to a mental health professional.

Is this Quiz Accurate?

This is NOT a professional psychiatric diagnosis. This is only a self-assessment quiz to help people figure out whether they need to speak with a professional or consult a psychiatrist. Our licensed mental health professionals can help you determine the next best steps for you.

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