post-traumatic stress disorder


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Related to post-traumatic stress disorder: bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, schizophrenia, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder

post-traumatic stress disorder

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(Psychology) a psychological condition, characterized by anxiety, withdrawal, and a proneness to physical illness, that may follow a traumatic experience. Abbreviation: PTSD
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In a new report released in July from the Sandy Child and Family Health Study, researchers found that among New Jersey residents whose homes suffered significant structural damage, 27 percent are experiencing moderate or severe mental health distress and 14 percent report signs and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder years after the initial damage.
WHEREAS, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, also known as PTSD, is a mental health condition that is triggered by a traumatic or life-threatening event and is persistently re-experienced in one's life through upsetting memories of the incident, increased nervousness or difficulty sleeping; and
On behalf of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Minister Blaney also announced $375,755 for a two-year study involving 140 clinicians to examine how effectively they are using cognitive processing therapy to treat adults with post-traumatic stress disorder.
One-third of trauma victims had become ill and was now suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Typically, the American Psychiatric Association has linked post-traumatic stress disorder to violence during combat, fear of being killed, and loss of friends in combat.
He claimed he had post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) brought on by beatings by officers at a prison in Milton Keynes.
Post-traumatic stress disorder related to the cancer experience.
Although the majority of us experience traumatic events, only some develop stressassociated psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder.
The report states that although defence organisations consider these notes to be confidential, proper provision of them could speed up the diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The common thread among many of the young women in these facilities is post-traumatic stress disorder.
This report describes the successful hypnotic intervention with a battered woman who has post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects first responders to such situations as sexual assault and medical emergencies as well as victims.

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