BIRTH TRAUMA By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 The shock of being born due to a sudden change of environment. See primal anxiety- primal trauma. BIRTH TRAUMA: "Birth trauma may lead to later in life neuroses according to Otto Rank who proposed the idea." Related Psychology Terms PRIMAL ANXIETY BIRTH TRAUMA CATASTROPHIC REACTION PRIMAL FATHER CATASTROPHIC BEHAVIOR PRIMAL THERAPY SOCIAL EVOLUTION PRIMAL TRAUMA COUNTERSHOCK SHOCK PROBATION Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BIRTH TRAUMA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/birth-trauma-2/ (accessed July 18, 2019).