Quote by: Judith Lewis Herman

The traumatized person is often relieved simply to learn the true name of her condition. By ascertaining her diagnosis, she begins the process of mastery. No longer imprisoned in the wordlessness of the trauma, she discovers that there is a language for her experience. She discovers that she is not alone; others have suffered in similar ways. She discovers further that she is not crazy; the traumatic syndromes are normal human responses to extreme circumstances. And she discovers, finally, that she is not doomed to suffer this condition indefinitely; she can expect to recover, as others have recovered...

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Author Bio

  • NameJudith Lewis Herman
  • DescriptionAmerican psychiatrist
  • Born1942
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • ProfessionPsychiatrist; Author
  • AwardsGuggenheim Fellowship