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post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

a severe anxiety disorder caused when an individual is exposed to traumatic events that threaten actual or perceived immediate death, serious injury, or horrific trauma. The symptoms are frequently delayed and may occur years or decades after the traumatic event itself.

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traumatic brain injury (TBI)

an alteration in brain function, or other evidence of brain pathology, caused by an external force, such as concussion, whose signs and symptoms may emerge over time.