traumatic » dramatic

Chiefly in:   post-dramatic stress disorder

Classification: English

Spotted in the wild:

  • And in fact people who have post-dramatic stress disorder probably experience some form of allostatic load because of their over-reactivity to things that don’t bother normal people. (, interview transcript, April 13, 1998)
  • On Oct. 3, crown attorney Steve Coroza expressed his concern that information submitted to his office late last week claiming Maodus suffers from post dramatic stress disorder ( PDSD ) could weigh heavily on the case — and as a result asked the judge to push back the date for trial. (The Orangeville Banner, Oct 7, 2005)
  • If you know of anyone that I can get Zanax from (I cant sleep the last year due to post dramatic stress syndrome) let me know. (RxList message board, 7 February 2004)
  • the stress that caused the post dramatic stress disorder occured last year while he was in school […] (, Nov 8, 2003)
  • About Flashbacks… I know it’s sort of like reliving the high for a little bit… sort of like post dramatic stress syndrome that Vietnam Veterans get and shit…. and I’ve also heard that LSD Flashbacks are incredibly rare. (alt.drugs.pot, Aug 16, 2002)

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Traumatic events are very often dramatic as well.

| link | entered by Chris Waigl, 2005/10/14 |


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    Commentary by Marc Wilson , 2005/10/21 at 9:44 am

    Post-dramatic stress disorder seems to be something that infects amateur dramatic and light operatic societies!

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    Commentary by Madolyn , 2005/10/25 at 7:55 am

    Being pedantic: with regards to (AU), interview transcript, April 13, 1998 in the first example, it is in fact
    Being just plain picky: persons too stupid to know that “dramatic’ should never be confused with “traumatic” should just leave the planet. Now. (This is not a criticism of you or this site or its purpose)

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    Commentary by d huffman , 2006/05/10 at 2:55 am

    is post “dramatic” stress disorder a real disorder????
    And is there a difference in post traumatic stress disorder as opossed to post traumatic stress syndrome?

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    Commentary by J. W.-L. , 2006/07/06 at 9:10 pm

    I believe my daughter has a combination of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder & Post Pardon Syndrom. She had barely escaped a near death with a boyfriend she’d been with since Jr. High. He nearly beat her to death. In her escape she wound up being comforted by a friend of his who knew all about her relationship with the other guy. The new person romanced her & I feel sucked her into his web! She intern immediately trusted him then moved in with him & before she knew it was pregnant. They’ve been together 2yrs. now, the baby is nearly 1yr and she has been so unhappy the whole time. Recently he moved her from South Texas to Denver. She has no friends & no family to rely on close by & the fighting is worse than ever, he threatens her to leave then laughs ‘cause he brings home the bacon & she feels trapped again. Lately her deppression seems worse than ever & it scares me because she sounds almost suicidal. We are so scared for her & our Granddaughter…but she hasn’t reached the stage yet where she feels she can leave or do something about it all. We’re trying our best to get her help with the depression but we know we cannot push too hard. What can we do & better yet, what can we help her do to help herself??? I pray that someone can help us help her. Please answer back if you have any suggestions. I really do believe she has a combination of the two illnesses & everytime something new happens the phone calls are worse. Worried in Texas….J. W.-L.

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    Commentary by Chris Waigl , 2006/07/06 at 9:57 pm

    @J. W.-L.: Private answer sent, after reducing the name to initials.

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    Commentary by J Michael Mollohan , 2006/08/18 at 7:40 pm

    Maybe this is the root of Mel Gibson’s problems of late.

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