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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.

post·trau·mat·ic

(pōst'traw-mat'ik),
Occurring after trauma and, by implication, caused by it.

posttraumatic

/posttrau·mat·ic/ (pōst″traw-mat´ik) occurring as a result of or after injury.

posttraumatic

(pōst′trô-măt′ĭk, -trou-)
adj.
Following injury or resulting from it: posttraumatic amnesia.

posttraumatic

[-trômat′ik]
Etymology: L, post, after, Gk, trauma, wounded
pertaining to any emotional, mental, or physiological consequences after a major illness or injury.

post·trau·mat·ic

(pōst'traw-mat'ik)
Occurring after trauma, and, by implication, caused by it.

posttraumatic

episode/event due to earlier trauma

post·trau·mat·ic

(pōst'traw-mat'ik)
Occurring after trauma and, by implication, caused by it.
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Given that trauma and posttraumatic stress symptoms have been associated with high-risk behaviors including self-harm and suicide attempts, it seems reasonable to hypothesize that trauma and posttraumatic stress symptoms in Hispanic people with SMI will show a greater association with suicide attempts than for other racial groups.
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Moreover, factors such as posttraumatic cognitions, event positioning in the organization of long-term memory, and coping strategies play an important role in the etiology of the disorder.
In particular, the mediating role of deliberate rumination for the development of posttraumatic growth was confirmed.
A controlled evaluation of cognitive behavioral therapy for posttraumatic stress in motor vehicle accident survivors.
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The experience of trauma does not always lead to posttraumatic growth.

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