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Any injury , whether physically or emotionally inflicted. ""Trauma"" has both a medical and a psychiatric definition. Medically, ""trauma"" refers to a serious or critical bodily injury, wound, or shock . This definition is often associated with trauma medicine practiced in emergency rooms and represents a popular view of the term. In psychiatry , ""trauma"" has assumed a different meaning and refers to an experience that is emotionally painful, distressful, or shocking, which often results in lasting mental and physical effects.