posttraumatic stress disorder


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posttraumatic stress disorder

n. Abbr. PTSD
A psychiatric disorder resulting from a traumatizing experience, such as torture, rape, or military combat, characterized by recurrent flashbacks of the traumatic event, nightmares, persistent negative emotions such as anger, fear, or shame, and difficulty experiencing positive emotions.

post′traumat′ic stress′ disor`der


n.
a mental disorder occurring after a traumatic event, characterized by anxiety, nightmares or intrusive recollections, and emotional detachment.
[1975–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.posttraumatic stress disorder - 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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