Abstract

    Open Access Research Article Article ID: OJT-5-134

    Traumas as social interactions

    Sam Vaknin*

    We react to serious mishaps, life altering setbacks, disasters, abuse, and death by going through the phases of grieving. Traumas are the complex outcomes of psychodynamic and biochemical processes. But the particulars of traumas depend heavily on the interaction between the victim and his social milieu.

    It would seem that while the victim progresses from denial to helplessness, rage, depression and thence to acceptance of the traumatizing events - society demonstrates a diametrically opposed progression. This incompatibility, this mismatch of psychological phases is what leads to the formation and crystallization of trauma.

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    Published on: May 6, 2021 Pages: 1-3

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/ojt.000034
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