[U] (ABBREVIATION PTSD) SPECIALIZED
a mental condition in which a person suffers severe anxiety and depression after a very frightening or shocking experience, such as an accident or a war
(簡寫 PTSD) 創傷後壓力症候群
A psychological disorder affecting individuals who have experienced orwitnessed profoundly traumatic events, such as torture, murder, rape, orwartime combat, characterized by recurrent flashbacks of the traumatic event,nightmares, irritability, anxiety, fatigue, forgetfulness, and socialwithdrawal.
noun [C or U]
1 severe emotional shock and pain caused by an extremely upsetting experience:
the trauma of marriage breakdown
He had psychotherapy to help him deal with his childhood traumas.
2 SPECIALIZED a severe injury, usually caused by a violent attack or an accident
1 If an experience is traumatic, it causes you severe emotional shock and upset:
Some of the most disturbed children had witnessed really traumatic things, such as rape and murder.
2 INFORMAL frightening and causing anxiety:
Don't you find exams traumatic?
traumatize, UK USUALLY traumatise
verb [T usually passive]
She was completely traumatized by the death of her mother.
traumatized, UK USUALLY traumatised Show phonetics
very shocked and upset for a long time:
The whole experience left him traumatized.