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Volume 13, Issue-1 2023 (Special Issue, MAY 2023)

Received March 21, 2023; Revised April 7, 2023
Accepted May 29, 2021  Published May 21, 2023

Neuropsychological Effects of War Trauma on People, Creative Writers, and the Question of Peace Diplomacy


Disha Chowdhury

Department of Psychology, Lovely Professional University

Elsie Rutendo Makocha

Department of Political Science, Lovely Professional University

Valiur Rahaman

Associate Professor, Humanities (Correspondence Author)

School of Social Sciences and Languages, Lovely Professional University


This paper studies how trauma affects the Neuropsychology of creative writers to write literary texts by investigating the neuropsychological effects (Rahaman & Bhagat, 2023; Rahaman & Sharma, 2020b) of trauma on creative writers. Identifying the brain's reaction to trauma and the variables that control the body's stress response systems are at the forefront of scientific inquiry. Childhood trauma causes a wide spectrum of symptoms. Psychological trauma can have negative effects on brain function that are not only long-lasting but may also change the patterns of subsequent neurodevelopment, especially in children, although developmental effects may also be seen in adults, according to research conducted primarily from the early 1990s. Trauma can have a wide range of physical and mental repercussions. Writers when facing trauma, affect their writing style. This paper shows how trauma affects their neuropsychological activities as well as their writing styles. Furthermore, it showcases how and why a writer’s writing style becomes gloomy, violent, sad, broken, and hopeless. This paper examines the latest research on linking psychological trauma to alterations in brain structure and function as well as how they impact creative writers like Sigmund Freud and Virginia Wolf.

Keywords: Neuropsychological, Trauma, PTSD, Effect of trauma on Writers, Sigmund Freud, Virginia Wolf


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