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Glossary entry

PTSD

PTSD - Post-traumatic stress disorder: It is the result of traumatic experiences such as rape, natural catastrophe, wars, serious accidents. They trigger a strong psychological stress reaction in every human being. Approximately 70% of those affected do not develop a disturbance due to their own psychological forces, with long-term consequences of about 30%. This includes various symptoms such as anxiety, depression, feeling anesthetized, avoiding similar appearing situations. In particular, the reverberation memories (flashbacks) often burden the affected person for years if the PTSD remains untreated.

Synonyms: Post-traumatic stress disorder