Lady Gaga recently announced that she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and chronic pain from being sexually assaulted when she was 19. She performed a song “Til It Happens to You” at the Oscars this year.  The song was written for a documentary about sexual assault entitled The Hunting Ground.

It was very courageous for Lady Gaga to reveal her struggles with PTSD and related issues.  From her interviews it is apparent she has gained deep insights into how the trauma has impacted her life.  She is able to clearly articulate her understanding of how trauma impacts both mind and body.

Read the rest of the article published at Psychology Today.