A sense of control over life helps to cope with psychological trauma - the scientists

In total the study included 159 women who survived at least once for his life great trauma associated with physical violence. A third, scientists have discovered signs of depressive disorders, 21% - post-traumatic stress disorder. Perhaps the development of depression is associated with guilt, typical of victims of physical violence.

Scientists have proved that a sense of control over their lives helps to protect the psyche and to reduce damage from the injury. At a high level of control, says Psych Central, guilt and depression among victims of violence are almost never met.

The feeling of his own life - one of the stages of recovery from post-traumatic stress disorder. Scientists advise when problems associated with deterioration of mental well-being to a psychologist to improve their health.

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