posttraumatic stress disorder

posttraumatic stress disorder
noun
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
Syn: ↑PTSD
Hypernyms: ↑anxiety disorder
Part Meronyms: ↑survivor guilt

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Psychiatry.
a mental disorder, as battle fatigue, occurring after a traumatic event outside the range of usual human experience, and characterized by symptoms such as reliving the event, reduced involvement with others, and manifestations of autonomic arousal such as hyperalertness and exaggerated startle response. Abbr.: PTSD
[1975-80]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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