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post-traumatic stressdisorder

 a type of anxietydisorder that arises as a consequence of the experience of a traumatic event, such as a life-threatening event. Symptomstypically involve a persistent re-experience of the event, through hallucinations,recollections, flashbacks, increased anxiety and guilt.

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July 28th 2021

behavioural therapy

 a form of treatmentthat aims to change behaviour by means of systematic desensitisation, behaviour modification, or aversiontherapy.