Can Childhood Trauma Cause Anxiety in Adults?

Are you wondering what the root cause of your anxiety might be? Do you live your life trying to control every situation so that you can prevent perceived catastrophic events? Does that voice in your head never stop telling you that you need to protect yourself from certain people and situations? Can childhood trauma cause anxiety in adults? These are all great questions. We are here to help. You matter. You are loved and there is hope for you. Dr Shannan Crawford is here to help you find healing of learned anxiety and deep rooted shame. You will find help and healing. We invite you to watch the video below.

Today Dr, Shannan Crawford will be discussing the following:

  1. Can Childhood Trauma Cause Anxiety in Adults?
  2. How Can I Control My Anxiety?
  3. Why Does Anxiety Make Me Avoid Certain Places or People?
  4. Anxiety is the Illusion of Control
  5. What is Catastrophizing?
  6. Make it Stop! My Brain Won’t turn Off!

Can Childhood Trauma Cause Anxiety Later in Life?

If you experienced trauma when you were a child it is very possible that you could develop anxiety symptoms and disorders in adulthood.

These Childhood Trauma Events can include:

  1. Abandonment
  2. Emotional Abuse
  3. Neglect
  4. Sexual Abuse
  5. Parental Substance Abuse
  6. Being Exposed to Domestic Violence
  7. Physical Abuse

Signs of Childhood Trauma

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Avoidance
  • Anger
  • Risky Behavior
  • Withdrawal
  • Nightmares or flashbacks
  • Problems trusting people

Can I Heal from Childhood Trauma Anxiety?

The good news is that you can heal from childhood trauma anxiety. It will take some time. You will need to be willing to take the steps to allow you to go deep and find the root cause of you anxiety and depression. Understand that anxiety is not your fault. You have done nothing wrong. We are here to help and would love to help connect you to someone who can offer hope and healing.

If you have access to a mental health expert, we encourage to schedule an appointment to begin working toward freedom anxiety and the joyful life you were intended to live. If you would like to find the true source joy and healing, we invite you to watch the GREAT NEWS FOR YOU Video on this page.

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