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“Triggering material isn’t just something that rubs you the wrong way. “Being [made] uncomfortable by topics or values or things that upset you is very different than having a symptomatic mental health response,” says Newman.

For someone with a history of trauma (like sexual assault, an attack, war, etc.) or someone with PTSD, “they may feel a kind of sensitivity or hyper-vigilance around words or images that could bring that trauma to mind,” says Howes.

As a result, they may go into fight-or-flight mode when exposed to words or imagery that remind them of the trauma, as if they’re experiencing it all over again.”


Read the entire article online Here: 10 Things Psychologists Want You to Know About Trigger Warnings