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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Combat veterans are vulnerable to PTSD, and the percentage of veterans who deal with it each day is alarming.
The Past, Present, Future is an introduction to PTSD for professionals and is being hosted jointly by Armed Forces Covenant members Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors and AJ Case Management at University Centre Shrewsbury on September 9.
The findings, published May 13 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), are preliminary, and more research is needed to better understand the connection between this receptor, PTSD and suicidal thoughts.
"We don't have anything right now in PTSD [that] we can give people to alleviate suicidal thinking rapidly," said study senior author Irina Esterlis, a neuroscientist at Yale University School of Medicine.
PTSD is a mental condition caused by witnessing or experiencing a terrifying event.
People affected by PTSD will typically experience intrusive and upsetting memories, nightmares, and flashbacks, as well as become emotionally distressed and/or physical reactive after being exposed to traumatic reminders of the event(s).
"TM might be a viable option for decreasing the severity of PTSD symptoms in veterans and represents an efficacious alternative for veterans who prefer not to receive or who do not respond to traditional exposure-based treatments of PTSD," the study concluded.
The highest number of PTSD patients can be found in conflict zones due to the prevalence of violence, death, and abuse.
According to the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, PTSD develops as a result of trauma exposure that included actual or threatened death, serious injury, or sexual violence (Criterion A).
Among 205 participated school children PTSD were found in 154 (75.2%) children while only 24.8% students had no PTSD symptoms.