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Trauma Management Therapy

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A trauma is defined as an event consisting of actual or threatened death or serious injury, or a threat to the physical integrity of self or others. In addition, the response to the event involves intense fear, helplessness, or horror. Following traumatic life events, individuals exhibit a range of reactions. Many people recover naturally and do not need psychological or psychiatric intervention. For a variety of reasons, other individuals may experience trauma-related responses, marked by psychological distress or some impairment in functioning. Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and acute stress disorder (ASD) are two diagnoses that describe symptom patterns shown by some individuals following traumatic life events. Studies reveal variable findings for the percentage of individuals who develop PTSD after experiencing ...

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