Trauma histories have been shown to exist in between 51 and 98% of individuals diagnosed with serious mental health problems and is often misdiagnosed in children for depression, ADHD and Conduct Disorder.
Trauma also significantly contributes to heath problems, such as heart disease, and social problems, such as crime.
Individuals with mental health, substance abuse or trauma histories are far more at risk of developing a trauma related illness such as PTSD as the result of further trauma exposure.
Trauma causes the body’s nervous system to alter and without appropriate social resources these altered states may last for extended periods of time. Repeated stress related trauma may result in permanently altered brain states.
Trauma is a significant factor in a wide range of health, behaviour and social problems.