Emtional vs. Psychological vs. Mental trauma

jokaec

Senior Member
Chinese - Hong Kong
She encountered the domestic violence. Even after she divorced, she is still suffering from "emtional" or "psychological" or "mental" trauma. She is so afraid of marriage.

Are they all correct in the sentence above? If so, which is best in this situation? Thank you.
 
  • lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    None of them is even necessary, since they are all implicit in the word trauma. The best way to say it would be simply “she is still traumatised”.

    Your text also needs other corrections, but we’re not allowed to edit the whole thing for you.

     

    jokaec

    Senior Member
    Chinese - Hong Kong
    Thank you lingobingo.
    What's the opposite phrase of "physical trauma", "psychological" or "mental" trauma"?
     

    jokaec

    Senior Member
    Chinese - Hong Kong
    Thank you lingobingo.
    In this case, what's the difference between "psychological" or "mental" trauma"?
     

    Ponyprof

    Senior Member
    Canadian English
    I think the three words mean about the same thing but there may be situations where one is more appropriate than the other.
     
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