Traumas are very much prevalent throughout the globe. Traumas can be mental and/ physical. Emotional traumas are very common in the current era due to the increased levels of stress. When one fails to deal with stress that he/she has to face the resultant effect is an emotional trauma.
Apart from the physical trauma that is caused by physical injuries, there are emotional traumas that can deeply affect any individual. Emotional traumas can be any of the following:
- Anxiety Disorders
- Grief and Anger
Emotional traumas cause a lot of harm to people and recovery from the same is very difficult. Great amounts of emotional support from family, friends and society are required to heal a person.
Emotional Distress can happen with anybody. Certain signs and symptoms should ring the bell that a person might be in distress emotionally. They are:
- Changes in eating pattern along with alterations in weight
- Fluctuating sleep patterns with too much sleep or disturbed sleep.
- Unexplainable sleep patterns such as headaches, stomach upset, pains, etc.
- Being tired always
- Too much stress leading to loss of anger control.
- Mood swings
- Memory problems
- Obsessive and compulsive conditions such as washing hands too frequently.
- Reduced socializing
- Curbed libido
What is Depression?
It is a medical condition wherein there is a low mood and aversion to anything that affects the person’s wellbeing, thoughts, behavior and feelings. Symptoms of Depression are:
- Loss of interest in any activity that was taken pleasure in, prior to getting affected by this condition.
- Feeling unhappy all the time
- Too little or too much sleep
- Weight loss or weight gain
- Weary feeling and look on the face
- Unwanted physical movements of limbs or slow speech
- Feeling of worthlessness
- Unable to think or make decisions
- Thoughts of suicide
Depression is usually treated with medication, Psychotherapy (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and Electroconvulsive Therapy (In major depression where medication and psychotherapy do not work)
What are Anxiety Disorders?
Being anxious is a normal emotion experienced by many individuals before an important decision to be made, before an examination, etc. Anxiety disorders are a group of diseases that do not allow a person carry out his regular activities normally. Individual ailments falling under Anxiety Disorders are:
- Panic Disorders: Getting panic attacks while an individual feels terrorized by anything leading to a fast heart rate, feeling of breathlessness and choking.
- Social anxiety Disorder: Associated the fear and embarrassment that one has to cope with when dealing with the society.
- Specific Phobias: Irrational fear of any situation or an object such as fear of small spaces like a lift (Claustrophobia)
- Generalized anxiety disorder: Too much worry about a situation without any substantial reason.
The main cause of such illness is undue stress. This condition has a varied amount of symptoms that depends on the type of Disorder a person is dealing with. Symptoms are panic, uneasiness and fear; problems related to sleep; stiff muscles; inability to remain calm and still with cold and clammy extremities; dryness of mouth; nausea and dizziness. Anxiety Disorders are treated with the help of medication and Psychotherapy (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy).
What are Grief and Anger?
Grief is a normal response to losing someone or something that you loved the most. Grief involves being sad and lonely. Every individual has a different response to a loss of something that was once loved a lot. Knowing what you are facing can help you cope with grief by taking care of yourself.
There are various stages of grief that one undergoes:
- Denial is the first stage wherein that person is in shock and cannot accept the fact that he/she has lost something very valuable.
- Anger sets in when you feel helpless and frustrated. And showing this anger to people around you is also considered as normal while in grief.
- Bargaining is the feeling of something that you could have done to prevent the loss.
- Depressive state begins with sadness, crying, not sleeping, not eating well and so on.
- Acceptance is the last stage wherein you start accepting of what has happened and look forward in life, though sadness will continue to linger.
It is not necessary that a person might experience all stages of grief. He/ she might face one and skip the next two or might only experience when there are certain reminders such as birthdays, etc. A medical help would be required if the person is unable to handle his/ her daily activities, is depressed or suicidal. This condition can be dealt with by giving yourself some time to heal, talking your problems with people around you will lighten the burden of thoughts that keeps hanging around in your mind. Take care of yourself by eating well, exercising, doing your favorite hobby and joining a support organization if possible.
Anger is a response with an outraged emotion, to a particular stimulus which can be in the form of hurt, provocation or threat. A person who is angry might have an increased heart rate, flushed face and an increased blood pressure and angered facial expressions and physical reactions. Anger can be of three types:
- Hasty anger occurring for self-defence
- Deliberate anger in response to some injustice done to others or self
- Dispositional anger is related to traits and its example is irritability.
Handling your symptoms
- Eat a well balanced and a nutritious diet and avoid drinks containing caffeine as they have the capability to alter moods. Also, avoid chocolate, Tea, energy drinks and so on.
- Exercising lifts up your moods and hence must be done on regular basis.
- Get good night’s sleep and a good amount of rest.
- Seek medical advice if you still don’t feel ok.
Treating the condition using Homoeopathy
Doliosis D70 Traumin a Homoeopathic complex is very effective in temporary relief of emotional stress, depression, grief, anger and anxiety associated with mental and physical trauma. Its contents act on the nervous system and calm down the senses thereby improving the symptoms. There are no known side effects of this medicine. It can be easily consumed with other medicines too, for all ages.