0.5 percent of the population suffer from severe psychological trauma

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can sometimes occur in a particularly severe form, known as complex post-traumatic stress disorder. In both forms of PTSD, patients suffer from an over-activation of the memories of traumatic events - in the form of images, smells, and sounds. In complex PTSD, patients also undergo personality changes and have difficulties with interpersonal relationships, in particular suffering from deep-seated mistrust, incapacity for intimacy, and greatly impaired self-worth. 1.5 percent suffering from classic PTSD Andreas Maercker, professor of psychopathology at the University of Zurich, together with researchers from Germany, carried out a representative survey. Around 2,500 adults across...

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