If you have ever experienced a traumatic event—such as abuse, sexual assault, military combat, or any number of other events—you may understand how trauma can impact a person’s psychological and emotional functioning. Experiencing trauma can result in longer term effects such as flashbacks, bad dreams, or panic attacks.
Managing symptoms of trauma can be challenging, but it is possible. Trauma survivors can develop personalized coping mechanisms around flashbacks. Sometimes though, symptoms can worsen over time or lead to more serious issues.