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post-traumatic stress disorder

noun [U] uk   /ˌpəʊst.trɔːˌmæt.ɪkˈstres.dɪˌsɔː.dər/ us    /ˌpoʊst.trɑːˌmæt̬.ɪkˈstres.dɪˌsɔːr.dɚ/ (abbreviation PTSD) specialized
a mental condition in which a person suffers severe anxiety and depression after a very frightening or shocking experience, such as an accident or a warMental and psychiatric disorders
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