Trauma - types, symptoms, causes and treatment - GoMentor


TraumaCertain events in life can overload a person's mind, causing them to have a sort of breakdown as the psyche or mind is damaged because of the stress of the event. For some people it may be a single event while for others it might be a series of events. The effects of trauma will vary slightly depending on the source of the traumatic event. The symptoms will also vary depending on the exact type of trauma experienced. If trauma is not treated correctly, there is a good chance that it could lead to other serious mental disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder. Here at, our professionals offer online therapy for all sorts of trauma.

Types of Trauma

These are some of the main causes of trauma:

  • Shock Trauma occurs right after a big, stressful event
  • Abuse Trauma is caused by long term abuse, physical, emotional or sexual
  • War Trauma is usually experienced by those who have gone through a war
  • Violence Trauma appears is a result of an extreme act of violence
  • Accident Trauma appears after a big accident, even if there wasn't a physical injury
  • Unspecified Trauma is when the symptoms of trauma appear, but the cause is not known
  • Childhood Trauma is caused before the age of six years old

Symptoms and Dangers of Trauma 

Trauma can be thought of as extreme stress that has an actual long term physical and psychological effect on the brain. In general, the symptoms are more intense than normal stress that affects people. In the short term, there may be an inability to talk or moving automatically. After the source of the trauma is gone, there may be a memory loss of the traumatic event as it is blocked from the brain's memory. Sleeplessness, irritability and other emotional problems may begin to affect a person if treatment isn't sought for trauma. The good news is that there are many modern methods for dealing with all the issues related to trauma, no matter the cause.

  • Inability to talk
  • Blackout - memory loss
  • Acting automatically
  • Sleeplessness
  • Irritability
  • Anger
  • Limiting of life choices
  • Hopelessness

Treatment for Trauma 

Here at, you can get help from trained therapists who specialize in trauma and how to deal with the symptoms that come with it. While some people may be okay without treatment, there are good chances that the problems will only get worse if not treated. Psychotherapy has been used to treat trauma for quite a while, but now it's available online here with GoMentor 24/7. No matter the source of the trauma, you can get the guidance and emotional support needed to deal with the traumatic event as well as all the feelings that come with it.

If you or another person have suicidal thoughts or are in some way a hazard to your own health, then you should not use GoMentor.These resources can help you with immediate assistance.

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