(also post-traumatic stress syndrome)
A condition of persistent mental and emotional stress occurring as a result of injury or severe psychological shock, typically involving disturbance of sleep and constant vivid recall of the experience, with dulled responses to others and to the outside world.
- Can a person with post-traumatic stress disorder also have psychosis?
- He suffered from severe eczema and had experienced some symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder after the incident.
- Not everyone involved in a traumatic event experiences post-traumatic stress disorder.
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Syllabification: post-trau·mat·ic stress dis·or·der
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