7 Subtle Things You Didn’t Know Cause Trauma

Trauma can affect anyone at any point in life, including you. Not only difficult experiences during early childhood, but also events later in life can trigger significant trauma in individuals. The American Psychology Association defines trauma as any experience that results in significant fear, helplessness, confusion, or other disruptive feelings. These feelings are so intense that they can have a long-lasting negative effect on a person’s mental health and attitude. Here are a few experiences that can generate trauma.

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