What does PTSD stand for?

Post-traumatic stress disorder

PTSD is an acronym for post-traumatic stress disorder, a condition triggered by harmful or distressing events that affects a person's psychological state. It may have many different symptoms including flashbacks, hypersensitivity, or difficulty socializing.

PTSD is often associated with military personnel who have returned to civilian life after combat. However, there are many other causes, such as bullying, broken relationships, domestic violence, and substance abuse.


"Seeing a counselor has helped him deal with PTSD pretty well."
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PTSD means post-traumatic stress disorder

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Last Updated: February 23, 2017

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