Details of PTSD focus mainly on the road that traumatic experiences affect the mind. Upon experiencing overwhelming trauma theorists speculate, your brain is unable to process information and emotions in a normal way. It is as though emotions and the ideas at the time of the traumatic event undertake a life in their own, later intruding into recognition and causing distress.
Pre-traumatic psychological aspects (for example, low selfesteem) will make this technique worse (for example, low self-esteem may be reinforced with a brutal rape). Post-traumatic responses by others (for example, a raped woman who's seen by family as “dirty”) and by the self (for example, physical distress caused by memories of risk for PTSD the rape) might also are likely involved in influencing whether such symptoms persist. It's hypothesized that just after successful reprocessing of the traumatic event(s) do PTSD symptoms decrease.