Exposure to Frightening or Traumatic Events
In This Chapter
• Most people will eventually be exposed to at least one highly traumatic event
• Most people who live through severe trauma do not develop serious psychological symptoms
• Normal reactions to traumatic events can be confusing and scary
• Post-traumatic stress disorder often responds very well to psychological treatment
In addition to the host of difficult things all of us encounter in life, exposure to very terrible and traumatic events is also quite common. In this chapter, we will look closely at the impact of severe trauma and ways to cope in the aftermath of such experiences.
Trauma: Much More Common Than You Might Think
It is estimated that 50-90 percent of people in ...