The effects of childhood trauma in adulthood can be significant if the trauma is never adequately addressed. Men and women can experience lingering depression, PTSD, addiction, and other mental health disorders that will worsen over time. Unfortunately, it can cause low self-esteem and problems focusing at work or school. It’s these and other issues that make adulthood much harder than it needs to be. Treatment for childhood trauma is available for men and women through an accredited treatment facility.
At Crestview Recovery, we help men and women whose childhood trauma is impacting their everyday happiness. We take the time to first build trust and a rapport with each client to create an atmosphere of trust and open communication. Patients will then participate in group and private therapy sessions using evidence-backed behavioral and holistic techniques. In cases of co-occurring addiction, we use medication to minimize withdrawal symptoms and cravings. Reach out to us today by calling 866.262.0531 to discover all of the benefits of our treatment for childhood trauma.
The Effects of Childhood Trauma in Adulthood
Childhood trauma can impact a child’s health and development in a number of ways. If they don’t understand their feelings or how to express them, they will bottle them up and deal with the lingering aftereffects in silence. Children who grow up in an environment that doesn’t communicate their feelings or whose parents work all the time will be unprepared to cope with any traumatic event now and in the future.
Some of the typical types of trauma that impact children include:
- Continual physical or emotional abuse from parents, siblings, or caregivers
- The sudden death of a loved one or close friend
- Peer and societal pressure to fit in
- Natural disasters/COVID-19
- Gender or sexual confusion
At Crestview Recovery, our behavioral therapists have experience treating all types of trauma and work to ease the effects of childhood trauma on adults. You will work one-on-one with therapists in private and group sessions. During this time, you can bond with your peers and practice managing your symptoms.
The Long-Term Effects of Childhood Trauma
Adults who internalize feelings from a past traumatic event will find their adult lives severely limited. Depending on the trauma, they may experience low self-esteem that keeps them from reaching their full potential and forming healthy relationships.
Here are additional long-term effects of childhood trauma:
- Physical development – Childhood trauma affects their natural development and can lead to serious physical symptoms. Depression and alcoholism are common in adults who experience childhood trauma, as are asthma, coronary disease, chronic headaches, cancer, and accelerated aging.
- Relationships – Children who experience trauma can have trouble forming close relationships and may prefer to be alone. If they experience emotional or physical abuse, they will most likely form relationships where that abuse will continue.
- Cognitive function – Children who experience single or recurring trauma will have an unhealthy buildup of stress. Consequently, this can impact brain health and development. The effects of childhood trauma on adults’ cognitive functions include communication problems, difficulty concentrating, memory problems, and an inability to cope with stressful situations.
The effects of childhood trauma on adults can be devastating if left untreated. Fortunately, adults can begin therapy at any time and begin to make positive changes in their lives.
For Comprehensive Treatment for Childhood Trauma, Choose Crestview Recovery
At Crestview Recovery, we work with men and women 18 and over whose childhood trauma is impacting their health and well-being. We use a combination of behavioral and holistic therapies to treat the effects of childhood trauma in adulthood through our residential and outpatient treatment programs. We also include telehealth services and aftercare programs for more treatment options.
If you or a loved one is struggling with their mental health due to past trauma, call 866.262.0531 today to speak with our compassionate staff about enrolling in our mental health treatment center.