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3 Ways To Classify Trauma

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3 ways to classify trauma

Terr (1991) in an article published in the American Journal Of Psychiatry, proposes three classifications of trauma. These are as follows :

Terr’s 3 Ways To Classify Trauma :

  1. ACUTE TRAUMA (Type I Trauma)
  2. COMPLEX TRAUMA (Type II Trauma)
  3. CROSSOVER TRAUMA (Type III Trauma)

Below, I briefly define and provide examples of these three classifications of trauma :

  1. ACUTE
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