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Psychology and Psychotherapy: Research Study

Early Records of Trauma

  • Open or CloseSefa Bulut*

    Department of psychology, Turkey

    *Corresponding author: Sefa Bulut, Department of psychology, Turkey

Submission: October 21, 2019;Published: December 06, 2019

DOI: 10.31031/PPRS.2019.02.000557

ISSN: 2639-0612
Volume3 Issue2


The purpose of this paper is to trace the history of trauma as well as investigate the background of trauma-related concepts and experiences in human history. In light of this, classical papers and research were reviewed in order to outline their contributions to trauma related issues. The mental illness known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was first defined only in 1980. The question is: Was it a completely new phenomenon? Definitely it wasn’t. The history and experience of trauma is as old as human history. Right from the early days of human history and existence, natural disasters, tribal wars, serious injuries and losses have been part and parcel of everyday life. Among psychologists, counselors, clergymen and other helping professions, there has always been an increasing interest in the causes and effects of trauma. Citing back to thousands of years, various authors have tried describing early traumatic events. In general, it could be observed that the older the references, the less empirical they are, the less detailed the description of symptoms and the more likelihood that the study is autobiographical.

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