5 Signs You Had A Traumatic Childhood (And Don’t Realize It)

5 Signs You Had A Traumatic Childhood (And Don’t Realize It)

There are many types of childhood trauma that can range from events like physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, physical neglect, emotional neglect, divorce, substance abuse, or a mental illness. Difficulties like trusting others, low self-esteem, fears of being judged, constant nightmares, or self-destructive behaviours can be hidden signs that someone may have experienced trauma of some sort. Adults can develop symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder even if they have no explicit memory of an early childhood trauma, according to research by UCLA psychologists.

Although you may recognize some of these signs in yourself or someone you know, it is BEST not to diagnose yourself. Please reach out to a professional if you want to get treatment of some sort.

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