What is the technical definition of post traumatic disorder?

PTSD. Is an anxiety disorder which develops following a traumatic experience. Symptoms include re-experiencing the traumatic event such as flashbacks or recurrent distressing dreams , avoiding reminders of the trauma such as isolation & amnesia of event , & increased emotional arousal/anxiety such as poor sleep or irritability or anger outbursts.

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What is the technical definition of post traumatic stress disorder and how it should be handled?

PTSD is a condition. That may develop after experiencing a horrific or life threatening experience (s). It has symptoms of hypervigilance, marked arousal (fight vs flight rxns), reliving through intrussive memories, nightmares & possibly flashbacks with avoidance of thoughts, memories or triggers for feelings about traumatic events. Treatment is best with a therapist who is experienced with ptsd. Read more...