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How is emotional trauma diagnosed?

Diagnosis of emotional trauma involves a series of screening questions used to determine the history of a person's traumatic experience and their reactions to them. The questions act as a guide to identifying the severity of the trauma, and variations of trauma such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. During diagnosis, however, a physician must try not to re-awaken the trauma.

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