[ pohst-truh-mat-ik, -traw-, -trou- ]


  1. occurring after physical or psychological trauma.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of posttraumatic1

First recorded in 1900–05; post- + traumatic

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Example Sentences

Soldiers who reported the most personal growth five months after returning home also reported the most posttraumatic stress symptoms 10 months later, researchers noted in 2015 in Clinical Psychological Science.

In 1980, the American Psychiatric Association created a category for posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, in its manual of mental disorders.

I was just reading about an employee of the YouTube who has just filed a lawsuit for the posttraumatic stress they’re experiencing because of the types of vitriol they have to read through without any emotional wellbeing support to go home with.

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You pick that up in the premiere—it has a posttraumatic feel to it.

Posttraumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury have been called the wars' signature injuries.

In a drone warfare world, there is no GI returning with posttraumatic stress, none back with limbs missing.

I was set to soon go off to Fort Thomas, Kentucky, for PTSD therapy (posttraumatic stress disorder, of course).

Posttraumatic stress and brain injury will be broadly blamed and we will hope that it is only something as terrible as that.

Emanating from posttraumatic and paranoiac roots – it later became a groundswell of goodwill, enthusiastic co-operation and pride.





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