Trauma, PTSD and Complex PTSD are words that have been thrown around a lot lately.
Trauma has been a hot topic because in the last 10 years the field of good trauma treatment has undergone a lot of changes. The world of treating trauma has made major gains in best treating trauma and helping individuals recover from traumatic experiences. However, it can be confusing to know which term refers to what, and so I've explained the three main trauma diagnosis below.
What is trauma? Simply put, trauma most often refers to an emotional or psychological response to an experience that is disturbing or deeply distressing.