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What are the 4 Common Types of Trauma?

A deeply distressing event can often lead to short- or long-term trauma. This distressing event can be physical, psychological, or both. It may be the result of a car accident, sexual assault, or military combat. It appears in many different forms and can have long-term consequences.

In the United States alone, it’s estimated that 65% of adults have experienced at least one traumatic event in their lifetime.

The effects of trauma are not always easy to notice. Sometimes people may not realize they are suffering from the emotional toll that trauma has taken on them until it’s too late. That’s why it’s important to know the types of trauma and what they can mean for you and your loved ones.

Here are the most common types of trauma:

1. Acute Stress Disorder (ASD)