Abuse or Issues from trauma related to Abuse can cause victims to feel isolation, fear, and distrust, which can translate into lifelong mental well-being and health consequences. Experiencing any abuse may result in long-term difficulties that can manifest as educational difficulties or attention deficit; it may cause low self-esteem, also may result in long-lasting depression, anxiety, panic, and many may find it difficult to form bonds, develop trust ,or maintain a meaningful relationship.
Will it get easier?
While all trauma is a terrible thing for a person to experience, abuse is an experience which, with help, counselling and healthy habits, you can move past. You do not have to live with any resulting symptoms or feelings: there is a way forward, and Dr. Michael Dadson can help you.
Common effects of abuse and when to reach for help:
Many effects of trauma stem from abuse. Common effects include:
- Trouble sleeping
- Panic attacks and anxiety
- Substance use
- Eating disorders
- Flashbacks of sexual/physical violence
- Feelings of self-hatred and low self-esteem
- Fearing people and relationships
- Difficulty focusing
- Lack of interest in activities
- Feelings of low self-worth
If you notice any of these warning signs, it is important to address your trauma and seek professional help.
Can I cope with abuse alone, without help?
Creating, sharing, and overcoming obstacles is easier for some; in counselling we recommend healthy habits, positive affirmations, and creative projects for those who are able to cope without assistance; however, if you find negative self-talk, unhealthy habits or feelings, it is important to call and book an appointment with a counsellor to assist in dealing with the trauma and having your progress and well-being monitored.