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What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Third Edition
A clinical condition that may develop after a person is exposed to one or more traumatic events. PTSD represents a group of symptoms: recurring flashbacks, avoidance or numbing of memories, and hyperarousal.
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Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy for Anxiety and Specific Phobias
Thomas D. Parsons (University of North Texas, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-5888-2.ch636
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Avatars and Digital Technology Literacy Applied in Psychology
Requires exposure to a traumatic or stressful event, and is characterized by persistent intrusion symptoms (e.g., nightmares, flashbacks), avoidance of trauma-related stimuli, and negative thoughts and feelings.
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Trauma-Informed Care in Support of Autism
Post-traumatic stress disorder a mental health condition that is triggered by a terrifying event.
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Driving Insights via Processes of Socioemotional Being and Becoming
A mental health condition, which can be directly attributed to the experience of trauma.
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Impact of Gun Violence on Students' Mental Health
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health illness caused by watching or experiencing a scary incident.
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Before, During, and After: Systemic Approaches to Trauma Support in Seafarers
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event.
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Body Armor for the Mind: Preparing Mentally for Emergency and Disaster Management
A mental health condition triggered by a traumatic or terrifying event – either experienced or witnessed. Symptoms may include nightmares, flashbacks, severe anxiety and/or uncontrolled thoughts about the event.
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The Impact of Trauma on Firefighters and Their Families
A psychological disorder that may occur in people who have been exposed to trauma.
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A 21st Century Response to Global Crisis: Enhancing Pandemic Coping Strategies by Weaving an Intricate Social Fabric
Trauma- and stressor-related disorder, which can cause increased stress and anxiety in reaction to reoccurring distressing memories of the traumatic event.
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Police Officers: Invisible Victims in the Line of Duty
A psychiatric disorder that may occur in people who experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. People may have intense, disturbing thoughts and feelings related to their experience long after the event has ended.
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Reflections of Sexual Harassment on Psychology and Media
It is a psychiatric disorder that can be seen in individuals who have faced or experienced natural disaster, serious accident, terrorist attack, war, harassment or threat of death, rape, or injury.
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Many Hats, One Goal: How Language Teachers Impact Refugee Students Beyond Language Instruction
A psychiatric disorder that may occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event (see Trauma below). It may affect the person’s mental, physical, social, and/or spiritual well-being.
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