YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
According to The National Institutes of Health, 71% of adults in the United States have experienced at least one traumatic event over their lifetime. About 6% of people will develop symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at some point in their lives.
Science has found that lasting changes in the brain, particularly in the amygdala, hippocampus, and prefrontal cortex, occur after someone has experienced trauma. After a trauma, the body also releases more stress hormones (i.e. cortisol, norepinephrine) when stressed. These physical changes can lead to changes in mood, behavior, and cognition.
IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT!