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What is the definition or description of: post traumatic stress disorder?

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Dr. Diane Brzezinski
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Mood disorder

Ptsd is a previous stressful situation in which you may develope depression or anxiety over in later years.

In brief: Mood disorder

Ptsd is a previous stressful situation in which you may develope depression or anxiety over in later years.
Dr. Diane Brzezinski
Dr. Diane Brzezinski
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
PTSD is a type of anxiety disorder. It is also not the stressful situation itself, but instead describes the person's response to life-threatening or otherwise extremely frightening encounters.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry

In brief: PTSD

Post traumatic stress disorder is a type of anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to life-threatening or extremely frightening situations -- such as war, rape/criminal assault, and disasters like earthquakes.
Very complex forms of ptsd can result from childhood emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. Symptoms may include exaggerated startle response, nightmares, and avoidance/numbing.

In brief: PTSD

Post traumatic stress disorder is a type of anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to life-threatening or extremely frightening situations -- such as war, rape/criminal assault, and disasters like earthquakes.
Very complex forms of ptsd can result from childhood emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. Symptoms may include exaggerated startle response, nightmares, and avoidance/numbing.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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