Mental health outcomes following serious trauma may be influenced by a strong ‘sense of purpose’ by the victim.
If a victim has a sense of a higher purpose in life, and has a sense of control over their life, their chances of recovery post trauma may be enhanced.
Individuals who show resilence, adaptation to disruptions in their lives, and return to their pre trauma level of functioning, are more likely to recover following a serious traumatic event, such as a physical or sexual assault.
Treatment of Postraumatic Stress Disorders should instill a ‘sence of purpose and control’ in the victim’s life in order to promote recovery.
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