Definition of PTSD in US English:



  • ‘military veterans suffering from PTSD’
    • ‘Her symptoms as described suggested a diagnosis of chronic PTSD.’
    • ‘PTSD manifests itself as flashbacks of the original trauma, sleep disturbances, nightmares, hyper-vigilance and many more traits.’
    • ‘The symptoms he described were characteristic of PTSD according to both ICD - 10 and DSM-IV psychiatric classification symptoms.’
    • ‘Of the children who both witnessed violence and lost contact with a caregiver, 100 percent suffered from some form of PTSD.’
    • ‘I think she has suffered from PTSD.’
    • ‘We know that PTSD is something which needs careful diagnosis and detailed consideration of individual cases.’