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Traumatic events, which can be a one time occurrence or over an extended period of time, can impact one's self-concept or the way you adapt to stressors in your life.
Some common symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are:
An individual who has experienced trauma over a extended period of time may also experience additional symptoms such as:
There are two evidence-based treatments for PTSD, which are Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Prolonged Exposure (PE). Both treatments are relatively short-term (12 to 16 sessions) and highly efficacious. As well, prolonged trauma treatment also incorporates skills on addressing interpersonal/relationship difficulties that can arise.