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Constriction as a scientific term goes back to the Latin verb: cōn-stringere (German: ' tie together', English: constriction ) and means ' tie together '.

  • In psychology denotes constriction a symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) . It describes avoiding situations that are perceived as threatening, social withdrawal, and psychological numbness and emotional numbness or emotional anesthesia ("emotional or psychological contraction"). The person concerned has no way of coping with a situation (neither fleeing nor fighting) and, according to the 3F model ( fight, flight or freeze model ) adopted from biology in psychotraumatology, gets into a shock-like state of 'reimbursement' (' dead reflex '). He is in traumatic forceps ,a term used in psychotraumatology ( Michaela Huber , 2003), which was expanded there to: fight, flight or freeze and fragment , whereby the during the 'Freeze - state 'triggered dissociation , splitting off and fragmentation of the traumatic memory contents (a process that wasdiscovered and describedas a trauma consequenceby Pierre Janet in 1889) is expressed.

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