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Psychology and Psychotherapy: Research Study

Freud’s Approach to Trauma

  • Open or CloseSefa Bulut*

    Department of psychology, Ibn Haldun University, Turkey

    *Corresponding author: Sefa Bulut, Department of psychology, Ibn Haldun University, Turkey

Submission: November 06, 2019;Published: November 20, 2019

DOI: 10.31031/PPRS.2019.02.000554

ISSN: 2639-0612
Volume3 Issue1


Stress, despite not being pleasant is something that is part of every day’s normal life. Stress itself is not regarded as a mental health disorder, but there is a link between stress and mental health disorders. That is, stress is capable of triggering mental health related disorders such as major depressive disorder (MDD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety disorder. Over the years, even before the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder (DSM), lots have been said regarding what triggers mental health disorders. The idea that stress triggers psychiatric illness in normal individuals had early origins than the formal Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder (DSM) [1] classification systems. For example, before the development of the nosologic classification system, there were writers with regards to traumatic events. In his book The Aetiology of Hysteria, Freud [2] was well aware of the sexual abuses that were inflicted upon children and even believed that they could be beneficial to the men who had been abused as young boys by women in order to escape neurasthenia.

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