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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that's triggered by a terrifying event. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.
Joe saw a good deal of active combat during his time in the military. Some incidents in particular had never left his mind – like the horrifying sight of Gary, a close comrade and friend, being blown-up by a land-mine. Even when he returned to civilian life, these images haunted him. Scenes from battle would run repeatedly through his mind and disrupt his focus on work. Filing up at the gas station, for example, the smell of diesel immediately rekindled certain horrific memories. At other times, he had difficulty remembering the past — as if some events were too painful to allow back in his mind. He found himself avoiding socializing with old military buddies, as this would inevitably trigger a new round of memories. His girlfriend complained that he was always pent-up and irritable – as if he were on guard, and Joe noticed that at night he had difficulty relaxing and falling asleep. When he heard loud noises, such as a truck back-firing he literally jumped, as if he were readying himself for combat. He began to drink heavily. That is PTSD.
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Post-traumatic stress disorder (sometimes called PTSD) is a form of anxiety disorder. Some people develop this condition after they have experienced a traumatic event. This event might be a serious accident, physical or sexual assault, war or torture, or a natural disaster such as a bushfire or a flood. Strong reactions such as fear, horror, anger, sadness and hopelessness are natural after events like these, of course. In most cases, these feelings will pass after the normal working-through of emotions and talking things over in your own time with family, friends or colleagues.
Post-traumatic stress disorder is identified by three main groups of symptoms:

Flashbacks of the traumatic event through intrusive memories or nightmares. As well as strong emotions, there may be physical symptoms such as sweating, heart palpitations or panic attacks.

Feeling emotionally numb and avoiding situations that are reminders of the trauma. Avoiding possible reminders of the trauma can cause someone to lose interest in day-to-day activities and become detached from friends and family. Some people experience ‘dissociation’ – a feeling of watching from a distance as events unfold.

Feeling anxious and ‘jumpy’ for no reason. Heightened vigilance can mean the affected person is constantly on the lookout for danger, possibly leading to irritability and a lack of concentration.
The reason Jane constantly feels anxious and depressed is because she suffers from PTSD.
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Present Trump Stress Disorder, hopefully soon to become Post Trump Stress Disorder. A condition exacerbated by having to listen to the ridiculous shit emanating from his large blowhole.
All of this campaign political crap has given me a severe case of PTSD. Why can't he just ooze away and leave us alone.
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Post Thanksgiving Super Dump-

When after eating like a pig for the entire Thanksgiving one runs to the toilet to release a thunderous bowl breaking bowel movement
Joe - "Man I gotta make a deposit"
Pat - "You do? I just got done taking care of my PTSD"
Joe- "WTF is PTSD?"
Pat- "Oh man it's a Post Thanksgiving Super Dump... you know PTSD"
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Post Twilight Stress Disorder

The feeling of anxiety, sadness, and rude awakening that is felt after seeing Eclipse by preteen girls all the way up through suburban housewives. Men are generally considered to be immune to this condition. Victims are unable to accept that Edward Cullen does not exist, and may become violent when someone attempts to reason with them.

Very similar to the Pandora Effect.
Girl walking out of Eclipse: *sniffle* "I can't believe Eclipse is over, I wish I were Bella."

Friend: "It's just a movie, is your life really so boring that you can't just accept that?"

Girl: "I have to go to Washington and find Edward!!!"

Friend: "Shut up you stupid bitch!"

Girl: *sob*

Friend to other Friend: "She totally has PTSD."
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