Although an event that could be called traumatic does not affect everyone to the same degree, the event does produce certain reactions in the patient. If these reactions last for more than a month after the event the condition is called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
A “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder” may develop after people have gone through unexpected experiences that threaten the lives and physical integrity of themselves or their relatives (war, explosion, natural disasters, rape, torture, accidents, etc.).
Posttraumatic stress disorder … In short PTSD… Some cruel memories or even some dreams leave scars. You are attacked, or you live through a disaster. Every now and then you remember in horror. That moment appears as an image (a flashback), it becomes the subject of your nightmares.
The psychiatric complaints of the 30 year old single woman with no background of any physical illness were as follows:
What is a psychological trauma?
What is meant by psychological trauma is an event significant enough to inflict emotional damage on anyone who is exposed to it. We can list some of the traumas created by men as follows: war, physical or sexual assault, serious accidents, being a witness to harm inflicted to oneself or someone else. Some traumatic events are caused by nature, like fires, earthquakes, storms and floods.