Psychology 3316F/G Study Guide - Fall 2018, Comprehensive Midterm Notes - Stressor, Somatic Symptom Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

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Ben ezra suggests first documented posttraumatic reactions was 4000 years ago narative of deal of a king with same symptoms of ptsd. 3 major historical eras leading to our current understanding and study of trauma psych study of hysteria in 19th century shell shock in ww1, to vietnam war feminosm, women"s movement 1970-80s, relating to sexual and domestic violence. Freud believed traumatic event can cause hysterical symptomatology but also premature repress sexual experience also required. Outside the range of human experience critiqued because the traumatic events that lead to ptsd are not non- ordinary -- they"re quite freqent. Event that created threat to life or physical integrity define traumatic events as those that only threaten life or cause physical harm this is the current definition applied in research and practice. An event that disrupts foundational beliefs about self and world call things a trauma that disturb our prior view points of the world/ourselves/other people.

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