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posttraumatic

 [pōst″traw-mat´ik]
following injury.
posttraumatic stress disorder PTSD; an anxiety disorder caused by exposure to an intensely traumatic event, such as rape or assault, military combat or bombing of civilians, torture, death camps, natural disasters, terrible accidents, developmentally inappropriate sexual experiences, or life-threatening illness. Characteristics include reexperiencing the traumatic event in recurrent intrusive recollections, nightmares, or flashbacks; avoidance of trauma-associated stimuli and a generalized numbing of emotional responsiveness; and hyperalertness with difficulty in sleeping, remembering, or concentrating. The onset of symptoms may be delayed for months to years after the event.

PTSD

PTSD

posttraumatic stress disorder.

PTSD

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posttraumatic stress disorder

PTSD

PTSD

 Post-trauma stress disorder, see there.

PTSD

Abbreviation for posttraumatic stress disorder.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

A disorder that occurs among survivors of severe environmental stress such as a tornado, an airplane crash, or military combat. Symptoms include anxiety, insomnia, flashbacks, and nightmares. Patients with PTSD are unnecessarily vigilant; they may experience survivor guilt, and they sometimes cannot concentrate or experience joy.

PTSD

Abbreviation for posttraumatic stress disorder.
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