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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

PTSD

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PTSD

abbr.
posttraumatic stress disorder
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PTSD

 Post-trauma stress disorder, see there.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

PTSD

Abbreviation for posttraumatic stress disorder.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

PTSD

Abbreviation for posttraumatic stress disorder.
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* Avoiding reminders: Some people with PTSD may avoid people, places, activities, objects, or situations they feel will trigger distressing memories.
People with PTSD are at increased risk for suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts and death by suicide.
Some veterans struggling with PTSD believe they can resume their pre-war lifestyle with little to no difficulty.
PTSD is a serious mental condition that can have a significant negative impact on an individual's life, socially and occupationally.
*Ali Khan, a survivor of sexual assault and a patient of PTSD said, 'People who have been sexually assaulted often try to forget the assault and attempt to suppress the painful memory of it.
Functional Association Models Self-Medication High Risk Susceptibility PTSD increases AUD increases AUD increases risk for PTSD.
ADHD, ODD separation anxiety, etc.), but the true underlying issue may be PTSD. What happened in Army Public School (APS) Peshawar on December 16, 2014 is no less than a traumatic event witnessed in a war setting, say psychologists and psychiatrists.
Ressler wrote, "PTSD, while one of the most recently defined syndromes in psychiatry, may also be one of the earliest to benefit from progress in neurobiology and advances in translational approaches to brain function and behaviour."
Best-selling author and expert in the field of PTSD and C-PTSD, Dr.
Individuals with PTSD also suffer from impaired emotion regulation, which involves the voluntary or involuntary process of modulating one's own emotional experience [7].
However, PTSD can also occur after traumatic events experienced by any of us - including physical or sexual assault, being involved in a serious car accident or traumatic childbirth.