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Trauma Basics

 

Trauma Basics

People experience stress responses following many types of traumatic events. This section provides information on various trauma types, including war, disaster, terrorism, motor vehicle accidents, and violence, such as sexual abuse.

Find out about specific risks and effects of each type of trauma. The issues facing survivors and their families is relevant information for health care providers.

General Information on Traumatic Events



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