post-traumatic syndrome


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post-traumatic syndrome

A sustained maladaptive response to a traumatic, overwhelming event.
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I did not live through the Killing Fields, per se," Phim, 32, writes in "Reflections of a Khmer Soul," her recently self-published published autobiography (Wheatmark), "but I am trying to understand the pain, loss, dehumanization and post-traumatic syndrome that lingered in the minds of many survivors.
Post-traumatic syndromes in childhood and adolescence; a handbook of research and practice.
One of the few titles to provide a critical and comprehensive framework which focuses specifically on post-traumatic syndromes in children and adolescents
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