A condition characterized by the development of severe anxiety-related symptoms in response to a psychologically traumatic event that is generally outside the range of usual human experience.
The essential feature of this disorder is the development of characteristic symptoms following a psychologically distressing event that is outside the range of usual human experience. The stressor producing this syndrome should be markedly distressing to almost anyone and is usually experience with intense fear, terror, and helplessness. The characteristic symptoms involve re-experiencing the traumatic event, avoidance of stimuli associated with the event of numbing of general responsiveness, and increased arousal.
Anxiety disorder following a traumatic event.
A chronic, sometimes lifelong disorder that has its onset some time after an especially stressful traumatic event. Symptoms include dissociation, recurrent nightmares, flashbacks, and sleep disturbances. See also acute stress disorder, anxiety disorders, dissociation.
A psychological disorder that develops in some individuals after a major traumatic experience such as war, rape, domestic violence, or accident. There are some articles written about PTSD as a complication of infertility or as a result of pregnancy loss. Some symptoms include avoidance, guilt, depression, flashbacks, nightmares, and excessive irritability.
anxiety disorder that occurs after exposure to a toxic event. Symptoms must persist for more than one month and include re-experiencing the event, avoiding reminders of the event, signs of increased arousal such as irritability and hypervigilance.
An anxiety disorder resulting from seeing or experiencing a traumatic event such as a house fire or someone getting killed or physically or sexually abused. The disorder can lead to a teen having nightmares about what happened, feeling easily frightened, and having trouble sleeping.
A condition in which victims of overwhelming and uncontrollable experiences are subsequently psychologically affected by feelings of intense fear, loss of safety, loss of control, helplessness, and extreme vulnerability and in children the disorder involves disorganized or agitated behavior.
Is a psychological reaction to a traumatic event or events. The symptoms of PTSD fall into three categories. The first is reliving the event in one or more ways, such as flashbacks, recurrent dreams, physical sensations, and illusions. The second category involves a tendency to avoid reminders of the event. Symptoms may include an avoidance of activities, places or people, an avoidance of thoughts or feelings, survivor guilt, loss of interest in daily activities and difficulty maintaining healthy relationships. The third category involves a higher level of arousal and symptoms such as agitation, substance abuse, memory loss, sleep disorders, dizziness, trouble concentrating, and trouble managing anger. PTSD is readily treatable and the person can make a full recovery to normal functioning.
A severe anxiety disorder characterized by a persisting pattern of re-experiencing a potentially life-threatening trauma through flash-backs, recurring dreams or intense fear when exposed to circumstances that remind the patient of the trauma. Patients with PTSD often develop a pattern of avoiding situations that remind them of the traumatic event, and frequently experience feelings of “numbing” and increased arousal, including increased startle response.
A mental disorder that is the result of intense psychological trauma. The symptoms include continued flashbacks, nightmares, and intense distress when exposed to an object or situation that is related to the traumatic event.
an anxiety disorder affecting individuals who have experienced profound emotional trauma, characterized by recurrent flashbacks of the traumatic event, nightmares, eating disorders, anxiety, fatigue, forgetfulness, and social withdrawal
a common anxiety disorder that occurs after a severe tragedy in which the person was in grave danger or thought they were in grave danger. Family members or close friends can also get the disorder when someone experiences a grave tragedy. Common symptoms include flashbacks of the event, sleep disturbances, depression, anxiety, irritability, and outbursts of anger.
An emotional disorder sometimes found in people who have experienced stressful, life-threatening events beyond the realm of normal human experience. Common symptoms include recurrent recollections of the incident and nightmares. Patients can improve with mental health treatment.
A disorder that develops after a person experiences and extremely psychologically distressing event.
Disorder in which a stressful experience is traumatic and produces severe, recurring symptoms.
A diagnosis based on symptoms of fear, terror, helplessness, avoidance of stimuli associated with past trauma, emotional numbing, sleep problems, irritability, hypervigilance, depression, anxiety, and poor concentration. This diagnosis is made when these symptoms follow the experience of a traumatic event.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that develops following an unusually threatening event. Symptoms include flashbacks, nightmares and intense distress when exposed to an object or situation that is related to the traumatic event.
An anxiety disorder characterized by an emotional response to a traumatic event or situation involving severe external stress.
PTSD can follow an exposure to a traumatic event such as a sexual or physical assault, witnessing a death, the unexpected death of a loved one, or natural disaster. There are three main symptoms associated with PTSD: "reliving" of the traumatic event (such as flashbacks and nightmares); avoidance behaviors (such as avoiding places related to the trauma) and emotional numbing (detachment from others); and physiological arousal such difficulty sleeping, irritability or poor concentration.
An abnormal amount of psychological stress after some traumatic event. This may occur after an auto accident. The patient may experience anxiety with driving. It is a specific psychological diagnosis.
A mental disorder that can occur in those who have experienced a life threatening-situation. PTSD is characterized by nightmares and flashbacks, among other symptoms.
is an extremely debilitating condition that can occur after a terrifying ordeal such as rape or mugging, disasters, accidents or military combat. People with PTSD may repeatedly re-experience the ordeal in the form of flashbacks or nightmares; other symptoms include emotional numbness and sleep disturbances, depression, anxiety, irritability and feelings of intense guilt. Psychotherapy can help sufferers work through the trauma and medications have been shown to help ease some symptoms. www.nami.org/Content/ContentGroups/ Helpline1/Post-Traumatic_Stress_Disorder_.htm
A disorder that develops after a person experiences a psychologically distressing event outside the range of human experience--a disaster such as an earthquake, a plane crash, war or rape. PTSD is characterized by re-experiencing the traumatic event, avoidance of stimuli associated with it, or a numbing of general responsiveness that was not present before the trauma.
PTSD. An anxiety disorder that develops in reaction to physical injury or severe mental or emotional distress, such as military combat, violent assault, natural disaster, or other life-threatening events. Having cancer may also lead to PTSD. Symptoms interfere with day-to-day living and include reliving the event in nightmares or flashbacks; avoiding people, places, and things connected to the event; feeling alone and losing interest in daily activities; and having trouble concentrating and sleeping.
a syndrome, sparked by traumatic events, that causes a person to emotionally re-live past traumas and become withdrawn from current events. Symptoms may include sleeping problems, nightmares, intrusive thoughts, and difficulty with concentration.
A psychological condition that can happen when a person sees or experiences something traumatic, such as rape, murder, torture, or wartime combat. A person can have many symptoms including flashbacks (re-living the event), nightmares, fatigue, anxiety, and forgetfulness. A person can also withdraw from family and friends.
a syndrome, sparked by traumatic past events, where a person emotionally re-lives past traumas and becomes withdrawn from current events. Symptoms may include sleeping problems, nightmares, intrusive thoughts, and difficulty with concentration.
Researchers now know that anyone, even children, can develop PTSD if they have experienced, witnessed, or participated in a traumatic occurrence-especially if the event was life threatening. PTSD can result from terrifying experiences such as rape, kidnapping, natural disasters, or war or serious accidents such as airplane crashes. The psychological damage such incidents cause can interfere with a person's ability to hold a job or to develop intimate relationships with others. The symptoms of PTSD can range from constantly reliving the event to a general emotional numbing. Persistent anxiety, exaggerated startle reactions, difficulty concentrating, nightmares, and insomnia are common. People with PTSD typically avoid situations that remind them of the traumatic event, because they provoke intense distress or even panic attacks.
a condition that results from experiencing or witnessing an unusually distressing event; symptoms range from repeatedly reliving the trauma, such as in dreams or flashbacks, to general emotional numbness, which often causes sufferers to withdraw from family and friends
(anxiety disorder.) This disorder can occur as a result of an emotional or physical trauma such as a car or plane crash, physical/sexual assault, war, or natural disaster. Symptoms such as flashbacks or nightmares may suddenly occur years after the event took place, resulting in social isolation, panic attacks, angry outbursts or substance abuse.
a debilitating condition that often follows a terrifying physical or emotional event causing the person who survived the event to have persistent, frightening thoughts and memories, or flashbacks, of the ordeal. Persons with PTSD often feel chronically, emotionally numb. Once referred to as "shell shock" or "battle fatigue."
development of characteristic symptoms after the experiencing of a psychologically traumatic event or events outside the range of human experience usually considered to be normal. The characteristic symptoms involve reexperiencing the traumatic event, numbing of responsiveness to, or involvement with, the external world, exaggerated startle response, difficulty in concentrating, memory impairment, guilt feelings, and sleep difficulties.
The re-experiencing of a traumatic event in the form of repetitive dreams, recurrent and intrusive daytime recollections, and/or dissociative flashback episodes.
an anxiety disorder characterized by a terrifying physical or emotional event (trauma) causing the person who survived the event to have persistent, frightening thoughts and memories, or flashbacks, of the ordeal. Persons with PTSD often feel chronically, emotionally numb.
( PTSD) Response to a traumatic event (such as abuse, a car accident, or a natural disaster); may include fear, anger, sadness, denial, and re-experiencing the event. ( learn more)
An anxiety disorder in which a stressful event that is outside the range of usual human experience, such as military combat or a natural disaster, brings in its aftermath such symptoms as a re-experiencing of the trauma and avoidance of stimuli associated with it, a feeling of estrangement, a tendency to be easily startled, nightmares, recurrent dreams, and disturbed sleep. See also anxiety disorder.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a psychological disorder affecting individuals who have experienced or witnessed profoundly traumatic events, such as torture, murder, rape, or wartime combat, characterized by recurrent flashbacks of the traumatic event, nightmares, irritability, anxiety, fatigue, forgetfulness, and social withdrawal .
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a term for certain severe psychological consequences of exposure to, or confrontation with, stressful experiences that the person experiences as highly traumatic. Clinically, such experiences involve actual or threatened death, serious physical injury, or a threat to physical and/or psychological integrity, to a degree that usual psychological defences are incapable of coping with the impact. It is occasionally called post-traumatic stress reaction to emphasize that it is a routine result of traumatic experience rather than a manifestation of a pre-existing psychological weakness on the part of the patient.