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Synonyms: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Related: Served in Combat, Shell Shocked
See Also: Hurt/Comfort
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PTSD stands for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and is a mental health condition. PSTD is often used in fanfiction to explore the consequences of traumatic events that have effected the characters, especially if the consequences are not addressed in canon. It was originally used solely in stories focusing on former soldiers, but as the general public had a greater understanding of the condition it is now often used in a larger variety of examples.