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Details of PTSD focus primarily in route that the brain is afflicted with traumatic experiences. Theorists speculate upon facing overwhelming trauma, your brain struggles to process feelings and data in a normal way. It's like the ideas and thoughts at that time of the traumatic event take on a life of the own, later intruding into consciousness and causing distress.

Pre-traumatic psychological factors (for example, low self-esteem) may make this process worse (for example, low selfesteem could be reinforced with a brutal rape). Post-traumatic responses by others (for example, a raped woman who's considered by family as “dirty”) and by the home (for example, physical discomfort caused by memories of the rape) could also are likely involved in influencing whether such symptoms persist. It is hypothesized that just after effective reprocessing of the traumatic event(s) do PTSD symptoms decrease.