post–traumatic stress disorder

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post–traumatic stress disorder noun
post–traumatic stress disorder
noun
Learner's definition of POST–TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
[noncount] medical
: a mental condition that can affect a person who has had a very shocking or difficult experience (such as fighting in a war) and that is usually characterized by depression, anxiety, etc. abbreviation PTSD
called also post-traumatic stress syndrome