Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Mary H. Thornquist, Ph.D., O. Joseph Bienvenu, M.D., Ph.D.
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DEFINITION

  • A prolonged reaction (>1 month) to exposure to traumatic event(s) characterized by general agitation, intrusive thoughts or dreams, and avoidance of reminders of the event

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Last updated: December 5, 2014