Trauma is the brain’s reaction to highly emotionally difficult events. Although the experience of trauma is common in humanity, we are just beginning to understand what happens when the brain experiences trauma. It is important to remember that trauma manifests differently in different people. One person may simply ride out a problem which would cause major emotional upheaval for another person. Also, trauma can be mistaken for personality disorders, such as borderline personality or narcissism. Trauma may be difficult to deal with, but it can be manageable and may not last for a lifetime.
- Trauma is complex, and often subjective in its identification, which makes it difficult to discern from person to person.
- Though trauma is often considered something huge, it’s an experience everyone goes through at some point.
- Trauma can affect parts of the self, such as personality and brain function.
“If we don’t deal with trauma, what’s happening will keep happening, until it comes to its own conclusion.”