Definitions for "Posttraumatic Stress Disorder"
See Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
An anxiety disorder in which a particularly stressful event, such as military combat, rape, or a natural disaster, brings in its aftermath intrusive re-experiencings of the trauma, a numbing of responsiveness to the outside world, estrangement from others, a tendency to be easily startled, and nightmares, recurrent dreams, and otherwise disturbed sleep.
Syndrome characterized by prominent anxiety and dissociative symptoms following exposure to an extreme traumatic stressor.