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post traumatic stress disorder

Definition/Scope: A psychological reaction that occurs after experiencing a highly stressing event (as wartime combat, physical violence, or a natural disaster) outside the range of normal human experience and that is usually characterized by depression, anxiety, flashbacks, recurrent nightmares, and avoidance of reminders of the event.



Used For:

battle fatigue
combat fatigue
combat stress
delayed stress disorder
delayed stress syndrome
post traumatic stress syndrome

Acronym:

PTSD

Broader Terms:

Protection WFF
stress (psychology)

Narrower Terms:

psychological debriefing

Related Terms:

brain injuries
Post-Deployment Health Reassessment
stress management


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