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ADPS 1129 Psychological Trauma (Fall: 4 )


Course Description

All of us learned on 9/11 about the impact of psychological trauma in the aftermath of terrorists events. Similarly, combat, physical and sexual abuse, family violence, family alcoholism, family breakup, sudden major illness, and other stressful life events may also result in psychological trauma. If left untreated, this acute state of psychological disorganization can evolve into a lifetime pattern of constricted behavior and social isolation known as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This course focuses on the causes and treatments of such traumatic states. Empirical research as well as clinical data are presented.


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Last Updated: 20-Feb-14