This fact sheet for General Practitioners working with adult survivors of complex trauma (including childhood trauma and abuse).
It highlights the prevalence, impacts, support and treatment approaches for patients with experiences of complex trauma as compared to those relating to single incident trauma.
It connects adverse childhood experiences to its many health and pyschosocial consequences and presentations, which are often underpinned by unresolved trauma, and not recognised unless practitioners are alert to the possibility. It also notes the physiological responses to stress and coping strategies with which survivors can present, many of which are conceptualised as symptoms.
The fact sheet also provides the research evidence which attests to possibilities for recovery.