psychic trauma


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Noun1.psychic trauma - an emotional wound or shock often having long-lasting effectspsychic trauma - an emotional wound or shock often having long-lasting effects
birth trauma - emotional injury inflicted on an infant by events incident to birth that is alleged to appear in symbolic form in patients with mental illness
mental condition, mental state, psychological condition, psychological state - (psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic; "a manic state"
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By the time we arrive at the memoir's most deeply honest and troubling passages, where suicide becomes a preoccupation of the author's early adulthood and an alarming fixture of the community she has been tracking, we have also come to understand how so much psychic trauma can run through a life where so little seems to be out of place.
To discern the drive's attachment to ideas, Freud required a language and interpretive schema of symbols in which those ideas were given meaning within a narrative of psychic trauma.
In the course of historical events, many individuals may experience and share in the commonality of psychic trauma symptoms, but the formation of social trauma is not a natural outcome of these common experiences.
If he had, he would have illustrated his inner psychic trauma against a bleak backdrop of a desolate January in Teesside.
Topics discussed include the psychology of the revenge spiral, large groups, ideologies and political systems, revenge in everyday life, gender perspectives on revenge, refraining from revenge and surviving psychic trauma, and restoration and reconciliation.
Everywhere the air is dowsed with sulfur, a consequence of the mining community and O'Donnell's psychic trauma.
His writing of creolization explored the resulting psychic trauma and the alienation but moreover emphasized the forging of new and dynamic processes of identity, rife with pain and nostalgia, creativity and beauty.
She alleges in her suit that "she witnessed the murder of her daughter" and said she "sustained severe emotional distress, shock and psychic trauma which have resulted in discernible bodily injury.
as mere superficial ciphers for the raw, improperly repressed psychic trauma that allegedly lies at the core of all Gothic texts.
The effects of psychic trauma on mind: Structure and processing of meaning.
Insofar as psychic trauma is what by definition cannot be mastered, possessed, managed, it is an example whereby the arrest of the catastrophic, calamitous instant is fully matched by the arrest of the viewer; a photograph that once seen is unlikely to be forgotten.
is of course plausible to anticipate more severe psychic trauma.