Trauma Signs and Symptoms

Trauma has profound effects on a person’s well-being. If it isn’t treated, the effects of trauma can last a lifetime and affect every area of a person’s life. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) defines trauma as a response to events you perceive as “physically or emotionally harmful or life-threatening.” Moreover, trauma…

Study Finds New Screening Tool for Diagnosing Adjustment Disorders

Adjustment disorder is the term used by the American Psychiatric Association to describe a slow, dysfunctional adaptation to the mental/emotional stress triggered by exposure to traumatic situations or non-traumatic situations. Currently, doctors have no easy way to distinguish this dysfunctional adaptation from more serious stress-related conditions. In a study published in 2014 in the International…