Meaning of “post-traumatic stress disorder” in the English Dictionary


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post-traumatic stress disordernoun [ C usually sing ]

us /ˈpoʊst·trɔˈmæt·ɪk ˈstres dɪsˌɔrdər, ˈpoʊs-, -traʊ-/ abbreviation PTSD medical

a mental condition in which a person suffers severe anxiety and illness after a very frightening or shocking experience, such as a war or an accident

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