Traumatic

  • (adj): Causing physical or especially psychological injury.
    Example: "Few experiences are more traumatic than losing a child"
    Synonyms: stabbing, wounding
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on traumatic:

Traumatic Aortic Rupture
... Traumatic aortic rupture, also called traumatic aortic disruption or transection, is a condition in which the aorta, the largest artery in the body, is torn or ruptured ... Thus traumatic aortic rupture is a common killer of victims of automotive accidents and other traumas, with up to 18% of deaths that occur in automobile ... trauma is the second leading cause of injury death (behind traumatic brain injury) ...
Seizure - Causes
... head injury may cause non-epileptic post-traumatic seizures or post-traumatic epilepsy, in which the seizures chronically recur ... Seizures can occur after a subject witnesses a traumatic event ...
Charcot-Wilbrand Syndrome - Potential For Research - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
... The diagnosis criteria for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) involves hyper-arousal, disturbed sleeping, and traumatic nightmares with numerous REM-related sub-symptoms ...
Palestinian Rocket Attacks On Israel - Effects - Psychological
... and 94 percent of Sderot children aged 4–18 exhibited symptoms of post-traumatic stress. 28 percent of adults and 30 percent of children had post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) ... of the study emphasized the distinction between post-traumatic stress symptoms, such as problems sleeping and concentrating, and PTSD itself, which can ...
Traumatic Stress
... Traumatic Stress is a commonly used term describing reactive anxiety (and depression) ... What is popularly referred to as Traumatic Stress is covered in DSM-IV by Adjustment Disorders ...

More definitions of "traumatic":

  • (adj): Of or relating to a physical injury or wound to the body.
  • (adj): Psychologically painful.

Famous quotes containing the word traumatic:

    There’s a quality of legend about freaks. Like a person in a fairy tale who stops you and demands that you answer a riddle. Most people go through life dreading they’ll have a traumatic experience. Freaks were born with their trauma. They’ve already passed their test in life. They’re aristocrats.
    Diane Arbus (1923–1971)