cumulative trauma


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cumulative trauma

[′kyü·myə·ləd·iv ′trau̇·mə]
(medicine)
An injury or work strain that results from the repeated or continuous application of a work stress that would not ordinarily be harmful in single applications or in multiple applications of short duration.
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And a final example is found in Kentucky where the term injury means "any work-related traumatic event or series of traumatic events, including cumulative trauma arising out of and in the course of employment which is the proximate cause producing a harmful change in the human organism evidenced by objective medical findings.
Being the victim of maltreatment by one of the parents is a highly traumatic event, as the child, completely dependent on the parents, will experience the fact of being beaten, abused or neglected in a condition of painful impotence, which is the hallmark of every trauma; however, abuse repeated over time can be seen as cumulative trauma that is likely to induce disorganized reactions, though disorders and more severe behavior compared to a single isolated event of abuse: the child is in the paradoxical situation, generating an irresolvable fear of receiving ongoing physical and psychological injury from people that should provide support and protection.
A developmental approach to complex PTSD: Childhood and adult cumulative trauma as predictors of symptom complexity.
While the manner of inflicting trauma and its resulting effects might be nearly infinite, in this Part, we focus on the two overarching issues that have been overlooked in the scholarship, but which are raised--implicitly--in a substantial number of MST claims: cumulative trauma, i.
To avoid cumulative trauma, a person should not maintain a body posture for long periods of time [7].
However, one thing is clear: overuse and resultant cumulative trauma is significantly related to injuries and increased down time, particularly when dancers persist in movement activity in the presence of pain and inflammation.
Dayton, a psychologist, trainer in psychodrama, creative arts therapist, and teacher, offers a guide for adult children of alcoholics (AcoAs) to understanding the cumulative trauma that addiction or dysfunction can create in their lives, to the extent in which suppressed pain from childhood reemerges and is experienced and lived out in adulthood.
For example, in the National Comorbidity Survey, childhood physical abuse significantly predicted psychosis, and cumulative trauma exposure was found to increase the likelihood of psychosis in a dose-response fashion--a finding that was replicated in subsequent studies.
Some experts theorize that OA may be related to cumulative trauma to a joint that results in joint degradation.
Knowledge of cumulative trauma is a count of "yes" responses to these questions.
In the 1970s, cumulative trauma disorders of the wrist and hand attracted the attention of industrial unions, safety professionals and occupational doctors.
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