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trauma

 [traw´mah] (pl. traumas, trau´mata) (Gr.)
1. injury.
2. psychological or emotional damage. adj., adj traumat´ic.
birth trauma
an injury to the infant during the process of being born. 2. in some psychiatric theories, the psychic shock produced in an infant by the experience of being born.
psychic trauma a psychologically upsetting experience that produces an emotional or mental disorder or otherwise has lasting negative effects on a person's thoughts, feelings, or behavior.
risk for trauma a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as accentuated risk of accidental tissue injury such as a wound, burn, or fracture.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

trau·ma

, pl.

trau·ma·ta

,

trau·mas

(traw'mă, -mă-tă),
An injury, physical or mental. Synonym(s): traumatism
[G. wound]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

trauma

(trô′mə, trou′-)
n. pl. trau·mas or trau·mata (-mə-tə)
1.
a. Serious injury to the body, as from physical violence or an accident: abdominal trauma.
b. Severe emotional or mental distress caused by an experience: He experienced trauma for years after his divorce.
2.
a. An experience that causes severe anxiety or emotional distress, such as rape or combat: memories that persist after a trauma occurs.
b. An event or situation that causes great disruption or suffering: the economic trauma of the recession.

trau·mat′ic (-măt′ĭk) adj.
trau·mat′i·cal·ly adv.
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trauma

A physical or emotional wound or injury. See Alternobaric trauma, Atmospheric inner ear barotrauma, Barotrauma, Birth trauma, Childhood trauma, Implantation trauma, Penetrating trauma, Phonotrauma.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

trau·ma

, pl. traumata, traumas (traw'mă, -mă-tă, -măz)
An injury, physical or mental.
Synonym(s): traumatism.
[G. wound]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

trauma

1. Any injury caused by a mechanical or physical agent.
2. Any event having an adverse psychological effect.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Trauma

A disastrous or life-threatening event that can cause severe emotional distress. DID is associated with trauma in a person's early life or adult experience.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

trau·ma

, pl. traumata, traumas (traw'mă, -mă-tă, -măz)
An injury, physical or mental.
[G. wound]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about trauma

Q. can you get bipolar as a result of some bad life experience? or some trauma you've been through?

A. thanks guys, my girlfriend was just diagnosed as bipolar... hard times for both of us...

Q. Save my husband. My husband was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder in 2001 but in 2003 traumatic events happened in our life due to a house fire, my husband was manic round the clock to the point where he was going to do harm to himself or someone else. I begged his doctor to institutionalize him to regulate his meds and to help him to deal with the traumatic thing that happened to us. But my doctor refused saying he couldn't do it against his will. No one would listen to my begging. Please help my husband. My husband ended up doing something that caused him to be in prison today, still not getting help. Is there anything I can do to help my husband to go to a place that will help him rather than making his mental state worse?

A. Take him to your local emergency room. tell the treage nurse you need to talk to a crisis worker. Go in with him and talk to the crisis worker about the things he has been doing and that he has bipolar disorder. Explain that he IS a danger to himself and others. They will probalbly want to speak with him alone but that is the best way to get him the help he needs. See if they can refer him to a mood disorder clinic to help him in the long run.
Stay strong and try to help him get the help he needs... Protect yourself in the meantime.

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Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted from June 2012 to September 2014 at the Mugla Sitki Kocman University Training and Research Hospital, Mugla, Turkey, and comprised mentally healthy patients aged 18 or more treated at the emergency department for trauma to at least two body parts or who had more than one long bone fractureData was collected using the patient information form and the patient follow-up form.
I suggest that our role when we uncover trauma is to determine if there is current danger (and take action), or if the past trauma is affecting the child's or parent's functioning or producing distress.
Common elements of evidence-based trauma-focused treatments are: 1) non-perpetrating caregivers are included in therapy to enhance support and understanding of the child's trauma responses, and to address trauma-related behavioral problems; 2) skills are provided to the youth and caregiver for coping with negative trauma-related thoughts, feelings, and behaviors; and 3) children are supported to directly talk about and make meaning of their trauma experiences.
Martin's dual focus on trauma and tragedy allows him to make productive interventions in the critical conversations on both subjects.
Carandang cited three 'elements' of trauma that reservists were advised to recognize, including hyper-vigilance, intrusions and numbness.
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Trauma Lead for West Midlands Ambulance Service, Shane Roberts, said: "The reality is that many more people are surviving serious injuries.
requent in blunt traumas, whereas hemothorax and hemopneumothorax were observed more frequent in penetrating traumas.
Addiction treatment providers need to understand the dynamics of trauma, so that they can provide trauma-informed care, says Stephanie Covington, PhD, co-director of the Institute for Relational Development and a nationally regarded authority on gender-specific treatment.