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Trauma that is delivered vicariously by the media (TV, film, books, newspapers, the Net,etc) and leaves the world in a constant state of shock, which leads to a tendency towards illness and a lot of over-eating. As we do not experience events dirctly, it is devilishly hard to expunge the horror.
We've all experienced the vicarious trauma of the Tsunami, of war, of tragedies depicted vividly by reporters.
by damema August 16, 2006

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