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trauma in Psychology, psychiatry topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtraumatrau‧ma /ˈtrɔːmə, ˈtraʊmə $ ˈtraʊmə, ˈtrɒː-/ ●○○ noun  1 [countable]EXPERIENCE an unpleasant and upsetting experience that affects you for a long time traumas such as death or divorce2 [uncountable]MPSHOCK a mental state of extreme shock caused by a very frightening or unpleasant experiencetrauma of the trauma of being a young refugee the emotional trauma of rape3 [countable, uncountable] technicalMI an injury the hospital’s trauma unit
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traumaA trauma such as a fire can upset a child for months.Multiple-personality disorder is usually caused by early childhood trauma.Some people can relate the outbreak to stress, dental trauma or the onset of menstruation.Accounts abound of the distress, trauma and injury involved.Children experience trauma differently according to developmental level.Second, defendants might defend cases more vigorously, causing greater trauma to child witnesses, if substantial imprisonment is probable.a head traumaEileen suffered a similarly induced trauma.The Fairley family considered that they dealt with their tragedy very well, because both children afterwards showed no signs of trauma.June never recovered from the trauma of her husband's violent death.The trauma of the tragedy is leading people to jump to a lot of conclusions that may prove unwarranted.emotional traumaSo your Higher Self lovingly sends you an emotional trauma, in the hope that this might release the blocked-up emotions.Interestingly, only one of the nine families with an affected child had an above average level of emotional trauma.Considering the possibility of emotional trauma resulting from such a programme is crucial.No one was killed or even harmed, except for the emotional trauma caused by the exaggerated reports of peril.For all her bravery and determination, she is not over the emotional trauma of being raped.The emotional trauma caused her to be briefly hospitalized.