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What is Trauma?

What is trauma? Trauma is any deeply distressing event or experience where the individual feels helpless, they fear for their lives or are overcome by a deep sense of fear. There are a wide range of events that could lead to trauma; from common life events like divorce to near-death experiences like rape, and wartime experiences that could lead to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Trauma can be caused by a one time event like a car wreck, rape or assault, and can also be caused by ongoing stressors like domestic violence, long term illnesses or bullying. Other examples of trauma-inducing events include issues such as immigration, moving, surgery or the loss of a loved one. What are some

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