PSYCHIC TRAUMA

An experience so traumatic that it results in damage to the psyche, or mind as a whole. Sometimes seen in serious and long-term child abuse or sexual assault.

PSYCHIC TRAUMA: "Psychic trauma kept Marilyn from making any substantial progress in therapy."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PSYCHIC TRAUMA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/psychic-trauma/ (accessed October 21, 2020).
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