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PTSD: National Center for PTSD

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Types of Trauma


Types of Trauma

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Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is defined as any sort of sexual activity between two or more people in which one of the people is involved against their will.

Find out more about sexual assault in:

  • Females
    Get information about sexual assault against females, common reactions, and resources.
  • Males
    Find out about sexual assault against males, common reactions, and resources.
  • Children
    Learn about child sexual abuse, common reactions and resources.
  • Military Sexual Trauma
    Learn about military sexual trauma, or MST, and services VA offers to help.


War and Combat

During war or conflict, military Service members and civilians are exposed to a number of potentially traumatic events. This exposure can increase their chances of having PTSD or other mental health problems.

  • Combat Exposure
    Stressors faced by military Service members are exposed to a number of potentially traumatic events. Find out more about stressors, and how the effects of military service can affect mental health.

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PTSD Information Voice Mail: (802) 296-6300
Also see: VA Mental Health