Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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  1. 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
  2. anxiety disorder
    a cover term for a variety of mental disorders in which severe anxiety is a salient symptom
  3. anxiety
    a vague unpleasant emotion in anticipation of a misfortune
  4. flashback
    a transition in a story to an earlier event or scene
  5. trauma
    an emotional wound or shock having long-lasting effects
Created on April 22, 2010 (updated April 23, 2010)

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