Trauma in Adolescents

Exposure to traumatic experiences, defined as extremely stressful events that overwhelm a person’s ability to cope, can greatly compound the difficulties and pressures of adolescence. Both full-blown life threatening events and experiences of “traumatic invalidation,” such as bullying or childhood emotional abuse, can be equally problematic. Children and adolescents exposed to trauma may develop lifelong patterns of emotional avoidance, and are more likely to abuse substances, engage in risky sexual behavior, have problematic peer relationships, self-injure, and experience suicidal ideation. Early intervention is critical, and most teens who receive appropriate treatment go on to experience positive outcomes.

Young people are more prone to trauma, this can be caused by the environment or by the stage of adolescence that they are going through on their way from childhood to adulthood. At these ages it is super important that they feel accompanied and understood

As with other pathologies or mental health illnesses, traumas usually have some warning signs or signals that can indicate that something may be happening or that adolescents are going through some type of trauma. In these cases, it is best to evaluate what their school environment, family or social environment is like, when the guy does not have confidence in their school or is intrepid, they may be symptoms of trauma.

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