People are adept at handling traumatic situations, be they accidents, self-defensive acts, or even murder. The key in overcoming any traumatic event is how a person is able to understand it and rationalize it.
When a person has a difficult time understanding a traumatic event and is unable to rationalize it with him or herself than the person becomes victim of cognitive dissonance-an internal struggle/war in the mind.
In more letters-PTSD.
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