5 FACTS ABOUT TRAUMA THAT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND
8% of the population will experience PTSD
The National Center for PTSD states that around 7–8% of the population will experience PTSD in their lifetimes.
Women are more likely PTSD sufferers
Women are twice more likely to suffer from PTSD than men due to a sexual assault/trauma event.
‘Big T’ and ‘Small t’ types of trauma
There are two types of trauma and they range in the severity of the causes and triggers: the ‘Big T’ is any type of trauma that has occurred due to a life-threatening situation like wars, natural disasters, physical assault, etc., while the ‘Small t’ is caused due to a disturbing event that is not life-threatening like divorce, abrupt relocation, financial woes, etc.
Trembles are normal after trauma
Experts state that it is completely normal and healthy to experience shivers and trembling after a traumatic, stressful event as it is the body’s way to release all of the excess adrenaline.
PTSD is not just from personal experience
Many people can develop PTSD simply because they heard or witnessed someone else going through a traumatic event.