post-traumatic love


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  • adj. Alternative spelling of posttraumatic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Occurring after, or as a consequence of, a wound.


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  • He thinks he can relieve the pressure easily enough and get him on the mend physically but warned about the potential for what they call post-traumatic stress disorder, he said, lowering his voice.


  • There was at that time no diagnosis for what today is called post-traumatic stress disorder, but its indicators were evident among those surviving disaster.

    A Furnace Afloat

  • It also stirred a debate that may soon change the definition of post-traumatic stress.

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  • I think we are going to learn from the Japanese," said Frank Ochberg, a psychiatrist who helped coin the term "post-traumatic stress" and who has worked in Guam, Samoa and Hawaii after natural disasters.

    From past tragedies comes Japan's legacy of resilience

  • Studies of Hurricane Katrina survivors have shown that those with a history of mental health problems are particularly susceptible to the psychological ramifications of disasters, namely post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety and substance abuse.

    Focus turns to mental health of quake-tsunami survivors

  • "Too many employers think all the OEF/OIF veterans have PTSD," he wrote, referring to post-traumatic stress disorder resulting from participation in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

    Jerry Chautin: Veterans Get a Raw Deal -- Again

  • In fact, he says, researchers have begun to move beyond studying how human beings cope with adversity to focus on the benefits of severe stress -- sometimes called "post-traumatic growth."

    Julia Moulden: How Adversity Can Lead To 'Post-Traumatic Growth'

  • Gen. Chiarelli is urging the Army and medical establishment to omit the word "disorder" from the condition widely known as post-traumatic stress disorder, to reduce the stigma and encourage affected soldiers and veterans to seek help.

    Army Suicide Rate Begins to Level Off

  • In 1978, psychiatrists in the VA finally admitted to themselves and to their fellow professionals that there was, indeed, something called post-traumatic stress disorder.

    Heart of a Patriot

  • The syndrome that is now called post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD—a condition that many veterans of the Iraq war now suffer—was called traumatic war neurosis during World War II, shell shock in World War I, and nostalgia during the American Civil War.21

    The Time Paradox


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