Recovery from trauma - help me educate myself?
August 23, 2012 1:50 PM Subscribe
I was in a traumatic event a few years ago which was followed by shock and near complete amnesia. Recently I've been getting memories back, and, following different triggers, experiencing physical and emotional exhaustion. Help me understand what to expect, and how best to deal with it ? (More specific qs after the cut)
posted by EatMyHat to Human Relations (11 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Antidepressants do not agree with me, so I'm just wondering - what (apart from therapy) can I do to deal with the physical and emotional symptoms?
If I go to therapy, what can I expect we will be speaking about (as it will only take a few sessions to cover everything I remember from the event)?
Can I expect therapy will make me emotional (I am pretty numb at the moment)?
Am I at risk of forgetting things again?
If you had a traumatic event - how long did it take you to recover?
If you had a traumatic event- did it help you to get out and about and keep busy, or stay home and take it easy?
Can anyone give me a guesstimate of how long it might take til I am more or less functional again?
Sorry if this is garbled - feel free to ask/memail me if you want more info!