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Manifestations of Trauma

Updated: Nov 14, 2023

“Hello there! I’m here to provide you with a bit of information on the various ways in which trauma can manifest. I would like to remind you that suggestions on this post should not be taken as medical advice, legal advice, therapy, etc. or as a one-size-fits-all approach.  Keep in mind that every individual’s journey of  experiencing and navigating through stress or trauma is distinctive because you are one of a kind and no person is truly like you!  Experiencing abuse in any form is NOT OKAY, but what you are experiencing as a result of abuse is valid.  Please know that healing is not a formula and is not for anyone else to define for you. You do you, and you follow all that you need to follow, to help yourself. If you need additional resources or just someone to talk to, feel free to reach out to Imaara Foundation."

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What are some ways trauma manifests?

  • Nightmares & flashbacks

  • insomnia

  • chronic distrust towards people

  • low self-esteem

  • self-image issues

  • changes in appetite and emotional control

These also lead to physical symptoms like:

  • nausea and dizziness

  • chronic headache

  • anxiety/panic attacks

  • breakdowns

  • breathing difficulties

  • drastic change in body weight

Can trauma effect mental health?

What other factors does the manifestation of trauma depend on?

Does trauma look the same for everyone?


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