posttraumatic stress disorder

Definitions of posttraumatic stress disorder
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n 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

Synonyms:
PTSD
Types:
battle fatigue, combat fatigue, combat neurosis, shell shock
a mental disorder caused by stress of active warfare
Type of:
anxiety disorder
a cover term for a variety of mental disorders in which severe anxiety is a salient symptom

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