Trauma-Related Disorder


A traumatic experience is a psychological injury resulting from extremely stressful or distressing events. These events include physical or emotional abuse, witnessing violence, or a natural disaster. People who experience trauma may feel helpless or shocked and experience physical symptoms like fatigue, sweating, headaches, and a racing heart.

According to the NIH, about 60 to 75% of Americans experience a traumatic event at some point. These experiences can lead to changes in the brain and body that cause trauma disorders. Trauma-related disorders can interfere with a person’s ability to function well. But with treatment, it is possible to heal trauma’s psychological and physical wounds.

Eden by Enhance offers residential trauma treatment programs in Orange County to help those suffering from trauma-related disorders. From counseling and therapy to specialized treatments like EMDR and art therapy, we have everything needed to help patients heal and live fulfilling lives.


Trauma Disorders

Trauma-Related Disorder Treatment in Orange County, California

Trauma disorders are a group of conditions that are characterized by symptoms that occur following a traumatic event.

These conditions can include the following:

Each condition has its symptoms. But trauma disorders share one common trait: all reactions to an event that has left the person feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope.

Our specialized inpatient trauma treatment programs are designed to cater to the unique needs of patients struggling with these trauma disorders.


Trauma Disorder

Trauma is one of the most disturbing experiences that a person can go through. And it often leaves lasting scars in the form of stress-related disorders. Here are some examples of these disorders:

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

PTSD is the most common trauma disorder, traumatic stress studies show PTSD affects about 12 million adults in the US annually. The DSM-5 defines PTSD as an anxiety disorder triggered by exposure to serious injury and sexual violation, the threat of death, or actual death. PTSD symptoms appear immediately after an incident or years later.

Symptoms of PTSD may include the following:

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Acute Stress Disorder (ASD)

ASD is a short-term condition that can occur immediately following a traumatic event. It shares many dissociative symptoms with PTSD, but they are less severe and last for a shorter period. Prompt treatment and proper social support can minimize the risk of ASD developing into PTSD.

Secondary Traumatic Stress

Secondary trauma can occur when someone is exposed to the details of another person’s traumatic experiences. This can happen when someone hears about a friend or loved one’s traumatic event or is exposed to media coverage of traumas. Secondary trauma is also called secondary trauma or trauma exposure response. It affects physicians, counselors, first responders, coroners, lawyers, social workers, teachers, and nurses.

Secondhand stress may manifest in a range of symptoms, including:

Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)

RAD often occurs in neglected or abused children. Affected children become distant and uninterested in forming meaningful connections with others. They may be clingy and engage in self-destructive or aggressive behaviors.

They also have difficulty managing their emotions and connecting with caregivers. These children may be anxious around or fearful of their caregivers, even in cases where their caregivers are quite loving and caring.

Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder (DSED)

DSED is an attachment disorder in children who have been neglected or abused at a young age. It is characterized by impulsivity, recklessness, and a lack of inhibitions. Children with DSED may approach strangers without fear or caution and engage in risky behaviors without considering the consequences. They may also have difficulty forming attachments with caregivers or other people.

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Adjustment Disorders

Adjustment disorders are stress-related conditions that can occur in response to a stressful life event or change. These events or changes can be positive or negative, such as getting married, starting a new job, or the death of a loved one. Adjustment disorders are characterized by symptoms that interfere with a person’s ability to function normally.

These symptoms include:

Other or Unspecified Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders

Trauma and stressor-related disorders don’t fit neatly into the other categories. These disorders share some symptoms with other conditions but have unique features that set them apart. Doctors may also diagnose a disorder as other and unspecified trauma and stressor-related disorders. This may happen when the patient doesn’t provide enough information to make a specific diagnosis.

Inpatient Treatments for Trauma Disorders


Treatment for trauma disorders is essential to any mental health care plan. At Eden by Enhance, we offer a range of inpatient mental health care treatments designed to help individuals recover from trauma.
These include:

Cognitive behavioral therapy (or CBT):

CBT uses a goal-oriented, systematic approach to help individuals identify and change negative thoughts and behaviors.

Trauma-focused CBT:

Trauma-focused CBT is for young children who have experienced trauma. It combines cognitive therapy with elements of exposure therapy to help children move past their difficult experiences. While also addressing the underlying root causes of emotional distress.

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR):

EMDR uses steady rhythmic eye movements to achieve deep relaxation and reduce psychological pain related to traumatic events.

This therapy helps individuals understand and work through their emotions.


Medicine can be used to treat the symptoms of trauma disorders, such as anxiety, depression, and insomnia.

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Outpatient Treatment for Trauma-Related Disorders

Outpatient treatment typically includes individual therapy, group therapy, and/or medication management from a licensed mental health professional. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, you may also benefit from additional services such as case management or crisis intervention. Your outpatient treatment team will work with you to create a personalized plan of care that meets your unique needs.

Inpatient Trauma Treatment


At Eden by Enhance, we are committed to providing the best inpatient trauma treatment available in Orange County. We also offer outpatient treatment options for individuals dealing with trauma-related disorders.

Those looking for the best trauma treatment center in Orange County should look no further than Eden by Enhance. With our skilled team and cutting-edge therapies, we can help patients overcome trauma and rebuild their lives more potent than ever before. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you heal from the inside out.

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