PTSD


PTSD
Post-traumatic stress disorder. An anxiety disorder that develops in reaction to physical injury or severe mental or emotional distress, such as military combat, violent assault, natural disaster, or other life-threatening events. Having cancer may also lead to PTSD. Symptoms interfere with day-to-day living and include reliving the event in nightmares or flashbacks; avoiding people, places, and things connected to the event; feeling alone and losing interest in daily activities; and having trouble concentrating and sleeping. Also called post-traumatic stress disorder.

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  • PTSD — [ˌpi: ti: es ˈdi:] n [U] the abbreviation of post traumatic stress disorder …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • PTSD — (post traumatic stress disorder) disorder characterized by illusions that a past traumatic event is recurring and severe reaction to stress inducing stimuli (often affects veterans and victims of violence) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • PTSD — abbrev. post traumatic stress disorder …   English World dictionary

  • PTSD — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 F43.1 Posttraumatische Belastungsstörung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ptsd — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 F43.1 Posttraumatische Belastungsstörung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • PTSD — Trouble de stress post traumatique Le trouble de stress post traumatique désigne un type de trouble anxieux sévère qui se manifeste à la suite d une expérience vécue comme traumatisante. c est une appellation liée a une approche behavioriste, et… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • PTSD — 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:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • PTSD — posttraumatic stress disorder * * * PTSD abbr post traumatic stress disorder * * * see post traumatic stress disorder * * * posttraumatic stress disorder …   Medical dictionary

  • PTSD — [[t]pi͟ː tiː es di͟ː[/t]] N UNCOUNT PTSD is an abbreviation for post traumatic stress disorder …   English dictionary

  • PTSD — abbreviation post traumatic stress disorder …   New Collegiate Dictionary