PTSD


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PTSD

abbr.
posttraumatic stress disorder

PTSD

abbreviation for
(Psychiatry) post-traumatic stress disorder

PTSD

posttraumatic stress disorder.
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Noun1.PTSD - an anxiety disorder associated with serious traumatic events and characterized by such symptoms as survivor guilt, reliving the trauma in dreams, numbness and lack of involvement with reality, or recurrent thoughts and images
survivor guilt - a deep feeling of guilt often experienced by those who have survived some catastrophe that took the lives of many others; derives in part from a feeling that they did not do enough to save the others who perished and in part from feelings of being unworthy relative to those who died; "survivor guilt was first noted in those who survived the Holocaust"
anxiety disorder - a cover term for a variety of mental disorders in which severe anxiety is a salient symptom
battle fatigue, combat fatigue, combat neurosis, shell shock - a mental disorder caused by stress of active warfare
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PTSD

[ˌpiːtiːɛsˈdiː] abbr (=post-traumatic stress disorder)PT teacher nprofesseur mf de sport

PTSD

abbr post-traumatic stress disorder. V. disorder.
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They looked at whether a chemical change (methylation) in the function of the SKA2 gene measured in blood predicted the thickness of brain cortex (a measure of neuronal health) and psychological symptoms, specifically PTSD and depression.
To hand out Purple Hearts for PTSD would cheapen what our first president meant the medal to represent.
In deciding whether to rely upon psychosocial or pharmacologic interventions, or a combination of the two, to help shift PTSD from a debilitating condition into a manageable, chronic one, it is important to understand PTSD as a brain disease.
Many people have some stress-related symptoms after a trauma, but if the symptoms don't go away over time or disrupt your life, the diagnosis could be PTSD.
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Research has shown that PTSD has a deleterious impact on Veteran life quality, as Veterans with PTSD report increased rates of unemployment due to disability [6], decreased social [7] and occupation-related functioning [8], and lower life satisfaction [9].
For example, some women develop PTSD after childbirth when they have been afraid for their own or their baby's safety.
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The number of veterans of all eras who sought care for PTSD from the VA more than doubled from 2003 to 2012--from approximately 190,000 veterans (4.
Recently, however, investigators at Emory University observed that individuals diagnosed with PTSD, and who happened to also be treated with ARBs or ACE inhibitors, exhibited fewer PTSD-like symptoms.
of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and colleagues hypothesized that a prolonged exposure program modified for adolescents (prolonged exposure-A) would be superior to supportive counseling in reducing interviewer-assessed PTSD severity, rate of PTSD diagnosis, self-reported PTSD severity and depression, and improving general functioning.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health website, individuals with PTSD typically display three types of symptoms: (3)