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how exactly does trauma affect thinking and cognition?

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Dr. Lawrence Smith
29 years experience Clinical Psychology
It depends: This looks like a research question! it depends on the type of trauma you're asking about. Physical trauma, brain injury, exposure to traumatic events, etc. Will have different effects on people. And, a person's coping resources and individual interpretation of the event will significantly influence the outcome. There are a lot of factors to consider.
Answered on May 25, 2014
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Dr. Jon Krook
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23 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Depends on what is injured. Any blow to the head can cause cognitive issues. Significant cognitive issues even when there is no radiological sign. Cognitive issues are caused by brain damage and can range from being temporary or permanent.
Answered on Jul 1, 2013
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