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Understanding an adjustment disorder

Stress is part of everyday life. When a particularly stressful event rears its ugly head – such as losing a job or being diagnosed with cancer – most people suffer, struggle and then gradually adapt to the situation. Some people, however, experience harmful symptoms that last far longer than they should. The effects of such…

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Can trauma help us grow?

It is usually believed that trauma affects mostly those in the military. However, in reality trauma happens all the time, everywhere and to everyone, including everyday Indians. According to rough estimates, the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in India is nearly 33 percent. Social scientists, who study how trauma affects people, have determined that…

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