trauma

 

The vast majority of individuals in the United States have experienced at least one event that was extremely distressing or traumatic. Current adult lifetime estimates for having experienced a serious traumatic event range from 68.1% to 89.6% depending on the instruments used to help recall. For some, these traumas leave lasting scars and produce a variety of disruptive emotional, behavioral, and somatic symptoms; a reduced sense of connection to others; and/or a lost sense of meaning or safety in the world. Post-traumatic anxiety, depression, and panic are common after single traumatic events such as assault, rape, or disaster. Social isolation, dissociation, low self confidence, substance abuse and personality change can occur after long-term traumas such as sexual abuse, partner violence, political oppression, or captivity. Drs. Deluty and McDuff can provide specialty evaluation and treatment services for all trauma-related disorders.

 

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