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Medical Term:

posttraumatic stress disorder

 

Definition:

  1. development of characteristic long-term symptoms following a psychologically traumatic event that is generally outside the range of usual human experience; symptoms include persistently reexperiencing the event and attempting to avoid stimuli reminiscent of the trauma, numbed responsiveness to environmental stimuli, a variety of autonomic and cognitive dysfunctions, and dysphoria.
  2. a DSM diagnosis that is established when the specified criteria are met.
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