Definitions for "Post-traumatic stress disorder"
A condition characterized by the development of severe anxiety-related symptoms in response to a psychologically traumatic event that is generally outside the range of usual human experience.
The essential feature of this disorder is the development of characteristic symptoms following a psychologically distressing event that is outside the range of usual human experience. The stressor producing this syndrome should be markedly distressing to almost anyone and is usually experience with intense fear, terror, and helplessness. The characteristic symptoms involve re-experiencing the traumatic event, avoidance of stimuli associated with the event of numbing of general responsiveness, and increased arousal.
Anxiety disorder following a traumatic event.