Syndrome characterized by prominent anxiety and dissociative symptoms following exposure to an extreme traumatic stressor.
an anxiety disorder associated with serious traumatic events and characterized by such symptoms as survivor guilt, reliving the trauma in dreams, numbness and lack of involvement with reality, or recurrent thoughts and images
A neuropsychiatric disorder that may develop following a traumatic event that includes changes in emotional, behavioral, and physiological functioning.
See Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
An anxiety disorder in which a particularly stressful event, such as military combat, rape, or a natural disaster, brings in its aftermath intrusive re-experiencings of the trauma, a numbing of responsiveness to the outside world, estrangement from others, a tendency to be easily startled, and nightmares, recurrent dreams, and otherwise disturbed sleep.
The development of symptoms, following a psychologically stressful event, such as avoidance of the environment intrusive recollections and hyper arousal.
Disorder occurring as a result of exposure to a traumatic stressor, characterized by re-experiencing of the traumatic event through the recollection of images, thoughts and perceptions, accompanied by intense feelings of distress, lasting for at least one month.
A condition suffered by survivors of extraordinary events (for example, war, plane crashes, traumatic or violent situations either experienced or witnessed). Symptoms include hypervigilance, inability to trust, nightmares, "real-feeling" flashbacks and loss of interest in enjoyable activities.
Youth with PTSD have experienced a traumatic event and often have nightmares about the traumatic event or flashbacks where they feel like the event is happening to them again. They tend to avoid anything that reminds them of the traumatic event and may not remember important parts of what happened. They may feel detached from themselves or others and experience a limited range of emotions. Youth with PTSD may also have symptoms of increased arousal such as difficulty falling or staying asleep, irritability/angry outbursts, and problems with concentration. These youth are usually hyperaware of their surroundings and are easily startled.
( Related information) Posttraumatic Stress Disorder is an anxiety disorder that develops as a result of witnessing or experiencing a traumatic occurrence, especially life threatening events. PTSD can cause can interfere with a person's ability to hold a job or to develop intimate relationships with others.
This diagnosis involves significant emotional and behavioral distress, that lasts longer than one month, which is the result of exposure or involvement in a traumatic event.
A condition in which a person experiences enduring physical and psychological symptoms after an extremely stressful event.
An anxiety disorder defined in the DSM-IV that can develop after exposure to a terrifying event or experience in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened. Diagnostic criteria for PTSD include exposure to a traumatic event, re-experiencing of the event (e.g. nightmares, flashbacks), persistent avoidance of things associated with the trauma (e.g. avoiding certain activities, avoiding talking about the event), and increased physiological arousal. To meet diagnostic criteria for PTSD, an individual must exhibit a certain number of symptoms, for a duration of more than one month, and experience clinically significant distress or impairment.
a syndrome of physical and psychological symptoms that appears as a delayed response after exposure to an extremely emotionally distressing event. (562)
A condition where a person continues to reexperience an excessively traumatic event like a bloody battle experience or a sexual assault
An anxiety disorder that involves vivid, repeated memories of a painful and upsetting event, feelings of agitation, and irritability, often leading to avoidance.
physical and mental illnesses resulting from severe trauma.