If you’re shaking when talking about trauma, you’re not alone. Many people experience this symptom when they’re trying to process a traumatic event. Here’s what you need to know about this reaction.
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Shaking when talking about trauma is a common symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). When someone with PTSD relives a traumatic event through memories, flashbacks, or nightmares, they may experience physical symptoms such as shaking, sweating, and heart palpitations. This is due to the body’s “fight-or-flight” response being triggered by the memories. While shaking may be a common symptom of PTSD, it is not experienced by everyone with the disorder.
What is Trauma?
Trauma is a psychological response to an event that is experienced as overwhelming and causing feelings of fear, helplessness, or isolation. A traumatic event may be a single, isolated incident, or it may be ongoing, such as in the case of domestic violence or child abuse. Many people who experience trauma will go on to develop symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Types of Trauma
There are four major types of trauma:
-Acute trauma is the most common type of trauma. It happens when you are exposed to a single event, such as a car accident or a natural disaster.
-Chronic trauma occurs when you are exposed to multiple events over a period of time, such as childhood abuse or living in a war zone.
-Complex trauma is a combination of acute and chronic trauma. It occurs when you are exposed to multiple traumatic events, and the effects of these events are interrelated.
-Developmental trauma is exposure to Trauma during critical stages of development, such as infancy or adolescence. This type of trauma can have lasting effects on brain development and emotional regulation.
Symptoms of Trauma
Trauma is a reaction to a deeply disturbing or distressing event. It’s natural to feel shaken up after something traumatic happens. For example, you may have trouble sleeping, feel irritable or on edge, have flashbacks, or be unwilling to talk about what happened.
These reactions are normal and usually go away over time. But sometimes the effects of trauma can be long-lasting and may even lead to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). If your symptoms don’t go away or if they get worse, it’s important to get help.
There are many different symptoms of trauma, and not everyone experiences all of them. Some people have only a few symptoms, while others have many. The symptoms can vary in intensity, and they may come and go. They can also change over time.
Causes of Trauma
There are many causes of trauma, both physical and emotional. Physical trauma can be caused by a car accident, a fall, or a natural disaster. Emotional trauma can be caused by bullying, witnessing violence, or experiencing a life-threatening event. Many people who experience trauma will have symptoms such as flashbacks, nightmares, and difficulty sleeping. Some people will also experience shaking when talking about their trauma. This is known as “traumatic shaking” and it is a normal reaction to a traumatic event.
If you are experiencing shaking when talking about your trauma, it is important to seek professional help. A qualified therapist can help you process your trauma and learn coping strategies to deal with your symptoms. You are not alone in this journey and there is help available.
How to Cope with Trauma
There are a number of different ways that people can cope with trauma. Some people may try to forget about what happened, while others may talk about it constantly. Some people may become withdrawn, while others may become more outgoing. There is no right or wrong way to cope with trauma, and what works for one person may not work for another.
One of the most important things you can do is to find a support system. This can be family, friends, therapist, or a support group for people who have experienced similar trauma. Talking about your experiences with others who understand what you are going through can be very helpful. It can help you to feel less alone and to process what has happened.
Some other things that may help you to cope with trauma include:
-taking care of yourself physically by eating well, exercising, and getting enough sleep
-taking care of yourself emotionally by doing things that make you happy and spending time with people who make you feel good
-finding creative outlets such as writing, painting, or music
-reaching out to religious or spiritual leaders
Seeking Help for Trauma
If you or someone you know has shaking when talking about trauma, it may be time to seek help from a mental health professional. Trauma can be a very difficult thing to deal with, and it can take a toll on your mental and emotional well-being. If you are struggling to cope with trauma, please don’t hesitate to seek help. There are many resources available to help you through this difficult time.