Definition of post-traumatic stress disorder in English:

post-traumatic stress disorder

(also post-traumatic stress syndrome)

noun

Medicine
  • A condition of persistent mental and emotional stress occurring as a result of injury or severe psychological shock, typically involving disturbance of sleep and constant vivid recall of the experience, with dulled responses to others and to the outside world.

    • ‘He said post-traumatic stress syndrome has been the worst of his injuries, leaving him always on high alert even around his family.’
    • ‘Neither boy gave evidence, as they were suffering severe post-traumatic stress disorder.’
    • ‘Can a person with post-traumatic stress disorder also have psychosis?’
    • ‘Later it was discovered that he was a World War II vet with post-traumatic stress syndrome.’
    • ‘In that case, the patient suffered from a borderline personality disorder coupled with post-traumatic stress disorder.’
    • ‘Not everyone involved in a traumatic event experiences post-traumatic stress disorder.’
    • ‘He suffered from severe eczema and had experienced some symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder after the incident.’
    • ‘I started self-harming and went to a shrink who diagnosed me with post-traumatic stress syndrome.’
    • ‘Night terrors often occur in patients with psychopathology, especially in adults with post-traumatic stress syndrome.’
    • ‘If symptoms persist after a month, the diagnosis becomes post-traumatic stress disorder.’

Pronunciation:

post-traumatic stress disorder

/ˈpoʊst ˌtrɔˈmædɪk ˈstrɛs dəˌsɔrdər/