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ARCOSY, Cheyenne von et al. Possible outcomes of cumulative trauma in mental-health: a case report. J. bras. psiquiatr. [online]. 2020, vol.69, n.3, pp.201-204.  Epub 09-Nov-2020. ISSN 1982-0208.

To discuss the resilience factors that may have prevented a patient from developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after exposure to a variety of severe potentially traumatic events. A thirty-eight-year-old civilian has been exposed to at least ten dramatic situations of violence in his work and personal life. He developed only a few mild post-traumatic symptoms after being exposed to a particularly gruesome incident during work. Even though the number and severity of potentially traumatic events may be alarming, this does not determine that the patient will inexorably develop PTSD, or other disorders. The study of protective factors is mandatory so that we can acknowledge and develop more effective ways to prevent and treat disorders.

Palavras-chave : PTSD; posttraumatic stress disorder; resilience factors; cumulative trauma; case report.

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