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2/18/11 What is Traumatic? Witnessing a car accident Finding out that your spouse has cheated on you Being the victim of a rape attempt Narrowly escaping a tornado Being abruptly fired from your career job
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2/18/11 Trauma In order for an event to be deemed “traumatic” it must involve a threat, or perceived threat to one’s life or the life of another. Trauma can be experienced as a victim of the event(s) or by being an eye-witness to life- threatening events. Trauma can occur as a result of a single event or repetition of an event over time.
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2/18/11 Features of Traumatic Stress Reliving of the Event Flashbacks Dissociations Emotional Numbing “I no longer feel like I have emotions” Avoidance Behaviors Avoidance of places, people, emotions, or situations
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2/18/11 Features of Traumatic Stress Hyper vigilance Impaired Functioning Severe emotional impairment interferes in
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course PSYCH 350 taught by Professor Conger during the Spring '10 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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