Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Sunnye Mayes & Michael C. Roberts

In: Encyclopedia of Human Development

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is defined as a set of characteristic symptoms that occur following exposure to an event that seriously threatened the life of the individual or someone very close to that individual. The characteristic symptoms include horror, fear, or ...

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