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What is psychological trauma?
Psychological trauma is a prolonged or triggered response—often both physical and emotional—to a specific situation that reminds someone of an initial traumatic event. It is difficult to narrow down the exact symptoms of trauma, as it tends to vary wildly from one person to another. Those who have PTSD may practice avoidance of certain situations or attempt to suppress memories that remind them of their trauma to lessen these responses. Suppression can often lead to additional symptoms such as mood swings, explosive anger, risky behavior, or shutting down from daily life. With the right combination of therapy, medication, and professional guidance, trauma can be worked through and managed in order to give patients a better quality of life