when do you seek professional help
for emotional or psychological trauma?

Recovering from a traumatic event takes time, and everyone heals at his or her own pace. However, if after three to four weeks your symptoms are not letting up, it would be wise to seek professional treatment from a properly qualified psychologist. It is a good idea to seek professional help if you are:

Having trouble functioning at home or work
Suffering from severe fear, anxiety, or depression
Experiencing terrifying memories, nightmares, or flashbacks
Avoiding more and more things that remind you of the trauma
Emotionally numb and disconnected from others
Using alcohol or drugs to feel better

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