Our lives are shaped, perhaps in equal measure, by both the qualities that nature instilled in us and by the events that we experience. However, just as our biology can sometimes go out of balance, leading our thoughts, mood or behavior to become disordered, so too can we become impaired by our experiences, so that our perception of the world becomes distressed. This is the case those who have trauma-related disorders, also known as trauma and stressor-related disorders. Individuals with these disorders are exposed to a stressful or traumatic event, leading to a variety of responses, ranging from anxiety to depression, from social withdrawal to reliving the event or events over and over again.What makes these disorders so unique is how intrinsically tied they are to their inciting incidents. This especially requires the clinician to not only be familiar with the effects of a patient's disorder but also its potential origins, and how those have altered the patient's sense of health and well-being.