From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia

Jump to: navigation, search

"Marnie's compulsive stealing and sexual frigidity sends the troubled woman to the brink of suicide and she eventually must face the trauma from her past which is the root cause of her behavior."--Sholem Stein

Related e



Trauma most often refers to:

  • Major trauma, in physical medicine, severe physical injury caused by an external source
  • Psychological trauma, in psychology and psychiatric medicine, severe mental injury caused by a distressing event
  • Traumatic injury, sudden physical injury caused by an external force, which does not rise to the level of major trauma


  1. Any serious injury to the body, often resulting from violence or an accident.
  2. An emotional wound leading to psychological injury.
  3. An event that causes great distress.

See also

Unless indicated otherwise, the text in this article is either based on Wikipedia article "Trauma" or another language Wikipedia page thereof used under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License; or on research by Jahsonic and friends. See Art and Popular Culture's copyright notice.

Personal tools