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How do other illnesses affect emotional trauma?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Sometimes, illness itself can be a contributing cause of emotional trauma. Severe illness or the process of going through serious medical procedures can both cause emotional trauma. Additionally, emotional trauma can put you at risk for illnesses like depression and alcoholism.

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