Trauma

Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape or natural disaster. Immediately after the event, shock and denial are typical. Longer term reactions include unpredictable emotions, flashbacks, strained relationships and even physical symptoms like headaches or nausea. While these feelings are normal, some people have difficulty moving on with their lives. Psychologists can help these individuals find constructive ways of managing their emotions.
Trauma is a medical term for a class of very serious and sometimes life-threatening injuries that include amputations; penetrating injuries to the head, neck or torso (i.e. gunshot or knife wounds); blunt injuries to the head, neck or torso (most often associated with motor vehicle crashes); ejection from a moving vehicle; certain vehicle accidents and rollovers; falls; multiple bone fractures; another other potentially serious injuries to the head, spine or vital organs.

There are specific criteria that paramedics use at the scene to determine if a patient is a critical trauma patient. Whenever a patient is determined to be a trauma patient, the paramedics transport him or her to the nearest trauma center, bypassing closer hospitals. Because they are alerted by radio from the scene or in transport, the trauma team can assemble in the trauma room and begin treatment immediately upon the patient’s arrival.

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Causes of trauma

. Assault
assault is defined as the actual or attempted infliction of physical pain, including the use of severe corporal punishment. Federal law defines child abuse as any act, or failure to act, which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse, or exploitation of a child.

. Accident
the accident is also a major cause of trauma any types of accident can cause serious or fatal injury, for example, road accidents, failing injury and another type of injury.

. Natural or Manmade Disasters
Trauma can result from a major accident or disaster that is an unintentional result of a manmade or natural event. Disasters can occur naturally, for EX, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, wildfires, mudslides, or drought. And human-caused for example mass shootings, chemical spills, or terrorist attacks.

. Historical Trauma
Historical trauma is a form of trauma that impacts entire communities. It refers to the cumulative emotional and psychological wounding, as a result of group traumatic experiences, that is transmitted across generations within a community. Unresolved grief and anger often accompany this trauma and contribute to physical and behavioral health disorders. This type of trauma is often associated with racial and ethnic population groups in the United States who have suffered major intergenerational losses and assaults on their culture and well-being.

. Neglecting
this is the biggest cause of trauma in children. this causes the psychological trauma in children, due to neglect by his or her parents.

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2 thoughts on “Trauma

    Rajnish grewal nain

    (July 4, 2017 - 8:37 am)

    Keep it up👍👍👍👍

    ANKIT SARAWGI

    (July 4, 2017 - 1:35 pm)

    NICE EMOTIONAL ARTICLE.

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