[pohst-truh-mat-ik, -traw-, -trou-]
- occurring after physical or psychological trauma.
Origin of posttraumatic
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Examples from the Web for posttraumatic
You pick that up in the premiere—it has a posttraumatic feel to it.‘Homeland’ Showrunner: ‘We Knew We Had to Plot a New Course’
September 30, 2013
Posttraumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury have been called the wars' signature injuries.From PTSD to Prison: Why Veterans Become Criminals
July 28, 2013
In a drone warfare world, there is no GI returning with posttraumatic stress, none back with limbs missing.Why Our Drone Warfare Campaign Is Right and Moral
February 7, 2013
I was set to soon go off to Fort Thomas, Kentucky, for PTSD therapy (posttraumatic stress disorder, of course).Send Bin Laden the Bill: Dakota Meyer on His Return From Afghanistan
September 29, 2012
Posttraumatic stress and brain injury will be broadly blamed and we will hope that it is only something as terrible as that.U.S. Soldier Afghan Rampage Tears at Our National Soul, Says Former Marine
March 16, 2012
Emanating from posttraumatic and paranoiac roots – it later became a groundswell of goodwill, enthusiastic co-operation and pride.After the Rain
- Following or resulting from injury or trauma.
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