Traumatic events come in a variety of shades and how they affect people is unique to the individual. Such experiences might be embedded in fearful, helpless, or horrific moments that correlate with near-death experiences, serious injuries, or threats to the physical integrity of themselves or others.
The post-traumatic experience can be unrelenting. It can create nightmares and summon flashbacks of the experience. It can cause the individual to avoid certain places, people, and activities while also increasing one’s anxiety and insomnia.
This overbearing phenomenon wears on the individual. It could encourage one to potentially seek any means to solve this misery, an understandable scenario, given the circumstances.