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How common is emotional trauma?

Because there are so many causes of emotional trauma, exact incidence rates are difficult to determine. Childhood abuse is often thought to be a common source of emotional trauma, yet less than 20 percent of adults who were abused as children display signs of emotional trauma. More women suffer emotional trauma then men.

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