Trauma Disorders

Trauma Disorders are a group of trauma and stressor related disorders that can appear after exposure to or witnessing a traumatic event, which threatened death, injury or sexual violence.

Types, Symptoms & Diagnosis

The main condition in this category is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder others include:

  • Acute Stress Disorder
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder.

A person suffering from these disorders can have overwhelming anxiety associated with re-experiencing the trauma in the form of weight issues, flashbacks, intrusive thoughts, physical and emotional distress after exposure of traumatic reminders.


The most important intervention is psychotherapy. There are other medication options that can improve the success of the treatment.

Early treatment is key, as symptoms tend to worsen if not treated.