New Trends in Psychology, Vol 1, No 1 (2019)

Childhood Trauma Effects on the Development of Personality and Mental Health

Cosmina-Marilena Manea

Abstract


Childhood traumas are represented by events influencing a person's life affectingpersonality development and mental health. These traumas can be of several kinds, interpersonal andevents that happen outside on a wider scale. The effects of traumatic events are observed on physicalhealth, founding of relations, but also on mental health through the possibility of developing mentaldisorders. Young children pose an increased risk for traumatic events due to their dependence onparents or careers. But not all traumatic events affect more people, sometimes they come back tonormal life. But those who are severely affected by traumatic events may develop mental disorderssuch as post-traumatic stress or schizophrenia.

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