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post-traumatic stress (PTSD)


Rotating out of combat zones for periodic breaks has proven to diminish post-traumatic stress disorder.
  an anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to traumatic experiences
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  • Rotating out of combat zones for periodic breaks has proven to diminish post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Then she’d told us about the stages of grief, loaded us up with pamphlets on post-traumatic stress disorder, and recommended a grief counselor at the hospital for Mia to see.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • He married and had children. but his post-traumatic stress disorder continued to undermine his ability to manage his behavior.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • I’m not suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless

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  • Part of the problem was post-traumatic stress.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Nearly forty years after the war, more than 85 percent of former Pacific POWs inone study suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), characterized in part by flashbacks, anxiety, and nightmares.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • It’s post-traumatic stress disorder.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Family members blamed the act on the post-traumatic stress the young man suffered after being tortured in a refugee camp, an explanation that hardly soothed the anxieties of older Clarkston residents, given the number of people in their town from just such camps.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • She knew that sometimes war had a way of crawling into a soldier’s psyche, making it hard to readapt to the civilian world, but he showed no sign of any post-traumatic stress disorder.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • Henry Jr. is a Vietnam veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor

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  • Twenty years ago, at 18 years old, I felt like a war veteran, with a sort of post-traumatic stress syndrome.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • It didn’t even occur to me that it was something supernatural—I thought it was posttraumatic stress or something.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • I bet he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
  • Today a battle-scarred Ira Hayes would be diagnosed with post-traumatic stress syndrome, and there would be understanding and treatment available to him.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • It’s a defense mechanism, a gift from nature around post-traumatic stress.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • Overall the tests pointed to post-traumatic stress syndrome, though she has yet to decide on the strategy to manage it.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • I just flipped out . from some sort of post-traumatic stress from my treatment as a child.
    Dave Peizer  --  A Man Named Dave
  • He began to tremble, the trained psychiatrically oriented part of him telling him it was posttraumatic stress.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • He has a doctorate in epidemiology from Harvard, and now researches post-traumatic stress disorder in veterans.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • A determination had been made that Katelya McTiernan wasn’t psychotic, but that she was suffering from posttraumatic stress syndrome.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • She had actually used the words post-traumatic stress a year before but I had dismissed them as so much psychobabble.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • Felix had unleashed a squad of penguins on another magician, who cowered in a magic circle with some sort of post-traumatic stress, screaming, "Not Antarctica again!
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • He’s reportedly suffering from severe post-traumatic stress disorder; I wouldn’t put anything past him."
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan’s Daughters
  • The petition detailed Herbert’s military service and explained why military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder are worthy of compassion.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • It’s called posttraumatic stress.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • The bottom line for both is post-traumatic stress disorder.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • She had volunteered—naively, as she would admit—to help these boys on the field and off, unaware of the scope and intractability of their difficulties: post-traumatic stress, poverty, parental neglect in some cases, grief, shattered confidence, and, in more than one instance, simple anger at having to live the way they did.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • I had post-traumatic stress disorder, but the only way I would believe it was to discover it on my own.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • He’s going to explain to you that Peter was suffering from an illness called post-traumatic stress disorder.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • He had written more papers than any other forensic psychiatrist with a specialty in post-traumatic stress disorder.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Peter was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • They came Cole’s way after their three months of assistance from the resettlement agencies had expired, often broke, often depressed or dealing with post-traumatic stress.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • I discussed Dante’s prior diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder fol— lowing the attempted murder of his mother in my oral argument before the Mississippi Supreme Court.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • With each modern war the term has changed, from shell shock to battle fatigue in World War II and Korea to post-traumatic stress disorder in Vietnam, and each time the illness had its believers and its detractors.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • They also have an extreme startle response to unexpected stimuli People with post-traumatic stress disorder take longer to fall asleep, are more sensitive to noise, and awaken more frequently during the night than ordinary people.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • It was a specific tangent of post-traumatic stress disorder, one that suggested a woman who’d been repeatedly victimized both mentally and physically might so constantly fear for her life that the line between reality and fantasy blurred, to the point where she felt threatened even when the threat was dormant, or in Joe Riccobono’s case, as he lay sleeping off a three-day drinking spree.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
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Associated words [difficulty]:   post-traumatic stress (PTSD) [5] , paranoid [2] , paranoid [2] , psychopathic [4] , hypochondria [6] , narcissism [6] , sociopathic [6] , passive-aggressive [8] , schizoid [8] , ADHD [9] , antisocial personality disorder [9] , free-floating anxiety [9]
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