They will help the patient to realize that they are not to blame for the situation. Someone like this often has a lot of weight that they are carrying around with them. It can lead to a lot of other psychological disorders. They may be feeling depressed, anxious, and angry with a loss of confidence. A professional therapist will help the patient to come to terms with the situation.
They may start to feel nervous, anxious and depressed. They will often isolate themselves from everyone else. Certain things will remind them of the event that is bothering them that can create a lot of fear in their lives. An example of this is of a helicopter that flies ahead. This can make the person think that they are back in the war zone.
They will also be able to talk about their bad days, which have been confusing and fearful. It can include panic attacks as well as flashbacks. They will be triggered by certain events that cause them to remember certain things that are obviously unpleasant. The therapist will work with the client, coming up with techniques that they can use when they are faced with one of these flashbacks.
Someone like this may experience panic attacks. They will often be on edge, aware of noise and other senses. This will cause them to withdraw from everyone else. They may have trouble with relationships. They often struggle with intimacy and jump from one relationship to another, which obviously becomes a problem. Many people become angry as well.
Death can also create a lot of trauma in one’s life. This can affect the whole family. There are people who suffer when the illness was drawn out and they watched their loved one suffer, in the cancer of something like cancer. This will play on their minds. Something more sudden will also create a lot of trauma. Losing a loved one in a car accident can be a huge shock to the system.
Over time, one will start to improve and find that their lifestyle will begin to change. Their relationships will also begin to improve. They are encouraged to socialize more with others and build up friendships. It can take time, so one has to be patient. They may be encouraged to join up with a support group where people share their stories because this is also a form of socialization.
Patients need to realize that this is a slow process, and it can take baby steps. Sometimes family members need to get involved so that they understand and have more knowledge in knowing how to cope with the situation. It can be difficult to cope with a relationship when you have been traumatized. You will then be able to work together over the course of the process.