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Trauma and dissociation disorders.

What is the role of trauma in creating dissociation disorders?

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Trauma occurs when an individual faces a life-threatening event that leaves that individual feeling powerless and paralyzed. This happens because as the individual faces the trauma, the brain responds in an abnormal way due to shock. Also, trauma creates a strong psychological and physical impact on the survivor. That psychological impact in turn is a result of various mental processes that occurred due to the traumatic experience the person had to go through. Trauma affects the body through emotions-feelings of distress, hurt, tears; cognition-refers to the way the individual processes/interprets the situation; hyper arousal-refers to how ...

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Discussion of the impact of trauma on mental processes, leading to dissociation disorders.