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One of the earliest known observations was made by the Greek historian Herodotus, who described an Athenian warrior struck blind "without blow of sword or dart" when a soldier standing next to him was killed. Further psychometric assessment of the TOP-8: a brief interview-based measure of PTSD. Efforts to avoid activities, places or people that arouse recollections of the trauma. Not everybody responds to trauma with the PTSD pattern of mental change. The results of these sessions are still immeasurable and controversial because most are supervised or facilitated with people who do not have sufficient mental health background, although some reported that the sessions were helpful.

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