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post-traumatic stress disorder Line breaks: post-traumat¦ic stress dis|order
(also post-traumatic stress syndrome)

Definition of post-traumatic stress disorder in English:


[mass noun] Medicine
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: she was undergoing counselling and psychotherapy after being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder a combat veteran being treated for post-traumatic stress syndrome
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  • 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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