from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- abbr. posttraumatic stress disorder
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- n. Initialism of post-traumatic 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
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Unsurprisingly, the acronym PTSD gets a good workout in
The term PTSD is used to describe a range of psychological symptoms people may experience following a traumatic, usually life-threatening, event.
Melissa talks about her struggle to accept that her PTSD is a disability.
What society pathologizes as a physiological disorder -- what we call PTSD -- is actually a manifestation of a soldier's humanity.
The problem with what we called PTSD is that those normal responses to an abnormal situation don't go away over time.
"McCain has never been diagnosed with or treated at the center for a psychological or psychiatric disorder (The term PTSD first appeared in the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in 1980, years after John McCain's initial military medical evaluations.).
This a good memoir of heroism and PTSD from the Iraq war.
Then my marriage went down hill because I was under PTSD from the service.
He tales tales of horrendous combat experiences in PTSD group.
He claims his combat PTSD is out of control and trashed his house "reliving his combat memories".