Trauma is an individual experience.  What defines a traumatic event can vary widely from person to person, and reactions to trauma vary between individuals as well.  There are many different types of trauma, including: Complex trauma, which happens over and over, frequently within the context...

Depression is a complex disease.  The reasons behind its development often include a mix of biological risk factors like whether there has been depression in your family (your ‘genetic predisposition’)1-2, psychological factors including how flexible your cognitive (thinking) style is3 or whether you’re more subject...

Traumatic experiences are individual experiences – for something to be traumatic it only has to feel horrible to you.  In this way, trauma can include things like lived experiences in a combat zone, real or threatened physical or sexual violence, abuse or neglect as a...