It was a slow, painful awakening to realize last week that I have post-traumatic stress disorder.
He may have suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, though there is no proof of this yet.
For instance, people who have post-traumatic stress disorder suffer from excessively vivid and recurrent traumatic memories.
The Nashville, Tenn., VA had denied his disability claim for post-traumatic stress disorder.
The conversation turned to MDMA, and its use in treating veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Ross says many of the children he met suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder and trauma.
A modern name for it might be post-traumatic stress disorder.
The illness is related to post-traumatic stress disorder, because it is also believed to be the result of some kind of trauma.
More than 15 percent of the population, he estimates, suffers from some form of post-traumatic stress disorder.
He is the author of The Evil Hours: A Biography of post-traumatic stress disorder (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).
posttraumatic stress disorder n.
An anxiety disorder affecting individuals who have experienced profound emotional trauma, such as torture, rape, military combat, or a natural disaster, characterized by recurrent flashbacks of the traumatic event, nightmares, eating disorders, anxiety, fatigue, forgetfulness, and social withdrawal. Also called posttraumatic stress syndrome.
|posttraumatic stress disorder |
A psychological disorder affecting individuals who have experienced or witnessed profoundly traumatic events, such as torture, murder, rape, or wartime combat, characterized by recurrent flashbacks of the traumatic event, nightmares, irritability, anxiety, fatigue, forgetfulness, and social withdrawal.
A psychological disorder in which a person continues to respond with distress to a traumatic event long after that event has occurred. The affected person may reexperience the event in their thoughts or dreams and exhibit a heightened state of arousal characteristic of extreme stress. Combat and rape are two of the most common causes of this disorder.
Note: PTSD was formalized as a disorder after the Vietnam War, when returning soldiers would often continue to show the signs of stress long after they had left the military.