Psychological trauma refers to a type of injury to an individual’s mental and emotional well-being caused by a traumatic event or series of events. Traumatic events can include experiences such as physical or sexual assault, war, natural disasters, car accidents, and other life-threatening situations. Trauma can have a profound and lasting impact on an individual’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, leading to symptoms such as anxiety, depression, anger, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Individuals who have experienced trauma may also experience feelings of guilt, shame, and helplessness. Treatment for psychological trauma often involves talk therapy, medication, and support from friends and family.