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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.

Usage examples (32)
  • Melissa talks about her struggle to accept that her PTSD is a disability.
  • The problem with what we called PTSD is that those normal responses to an abnormal situation don't go away over time.
  • What society pathologizes as a physiological disorder -- what we call PTSD -- is actually a manifestation of a soldier's humanity.
  • Not to mention that combat PTSD is only one kind of PTSD. for more
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