Violence Trauma

Violence Trauma

Violence traumaWhen a person is witness to or victim of a violent crime, they may suffer from the symptoms of violence trauma for many months after the incident. Whether it is a school shooting, violence in the workplace, or witnessing a terrorist act close-up, there are many things that may trigger this particular type of trauma. Domestic violence is another factor that may play a role in the appearance of violence trauma. Because of the sensitive nature of some of the events that may trigger violence trauma, we offer online therapy here at This can make it easier for some women (and men) to talk about what they are facing.

Causes of Violence Trauma 

Post-traumatic stress disorder may play a role in how a person is affected by violence trauma. Some studies have shown that people diagnosed with PTSD are more likely to be affected by trauma caused by violence. The exact type of violence may vary from domestic violence to murders, rapes, or other serious crimes. When a person witnesses these types of events, there is sometimes a chemical change in the brain that develops to try to cope with the situation. This will vary from person to person, but it is one of the reasons several symptoms associated with violence trauma begin to appear.


Symptoms and Dangers of Violence Trauma 

Just after seeing the violence, a person may blackout, feel faint, or have trouble thinking, moving about automatically. This is common with many forms of trauma. As the violent event fades in memory, other signs will start to appear, including a withdrawal from society, various sleep troubles, anxiety, and a host of other emotional and physical problems. Some people may think they will "shake out of it" on their own and avoid treatment. This can be a serious mistake as there are many different mental problems that may develop as a result of violence trauma. From substance abuse to bouts of major depression, there are risks that can be avoided with treatment for violence trauma.

Typical signs of a person with trauma caused by violence:

  • Withdrawal
  • Sleep troubles
  • Anxiety
  • Fear
  • Withdrawal from others
  • Feeling disconnected - numb
  • Panic attacks

Treatment for Violence Trauma 

Trained therapists who specialize in this and other types of trauma are available here at when they are needed. Witnessing violence or being a victim of a violent act can have a serious negative effect on a person's life. With the proper guidance and support, there is hope for getting past the trauma and having a normal life once again. Different people will need different levels of help, but that is why the highly skilled professionals on are so helpful. You can get a complete treatment program for dealing with everything that comes with trauma caused by violence.

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