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post-traumatic stress disordernoun [U]

uk   /ˌpəʊst.trɔːˌmæt.ɪk ˈstres.dɪˌsɔː.dər/ us   /ˌpoʊst.trɑːˌmæt̬.ɪk ˈstres.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 war
(Definition of post-traumatic stress disorder from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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
(Definition of post-traumatic stress disorder from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “post-traumatic stress disorder”
in Chinese (Simplified) 创伤后应激障碍…
in Chinese (Traditional) 創傷後壓力症候群…
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