A long traditional debate has been going on regarding the mental health effects of trauma in psychiatry. Pathological stress response syndromes have been known to result from exposure to war, sexual assault and other types of trauma. Evidence for post-traumatic reactions date back as far as the Sixth century B.C.; early documentation typically involved the reactions of soldiers in combat. Beginning in the 17thcentury, anecdotal evidence of trauma exposure and subsequent responses were more frequently reported. In 1666, Samuel Pepys wrote about individual’s responses to the Great Fire of London [1-3].
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