post-traumatic stress syndrome
Definition of post-traumatic stress syndrome
: a mental condition that can affect a person who has had a very shocking or difficult experience (such as fighting in a war) and that is usually characterized by depression, anxiety, etc.
Word by Word Definitions
: constraining force or influence: such as
: a force exerted when one body or body part presses on, pulls on, pushes against, or tends to compress or twist another body or body part
: the intensity of this mutual force commonly expressed in pounds per square inch
: to subject to physical or psychological stress
: to subject to phonetic stress : accent
: to lay stress on : emphasize
: a group of signs and symptoms that occur together and characterize a particular abnormality or condition
: a set of concurrent things (such as emotions or actions) that usually form an identifiable pattern
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