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The concept of 'PTSD' is widely used to describe situations that do not count as a medical diagnosis of PTSD. 

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PTSD is a medically accepted psychological disorder that has a very specific criteria which describes a very specific condition. However, that's not how the average person sees it. 

PTSD is caused by suffering a trauma that is outside the standard human experience, and it has a set of specific symptoms. It isn’t “just” being very sad over an event in your life. Please understand that I’m not trying to minimise anyone’s pain, and I know that what is the breaking point for one person will be different from the next. I’m simply concerned over what appears to be a trend, and a general loosening of the word. I have felt sick upon seeing comments on Twitter such as “omg I’ve had such a bad day I think I have #PTSD” – really not cool.
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In some ways, PTSD has become a buzzword. The acronym is more than just strict medical meaning. 

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Denying and minimizing PTSD increases the stigma. PTSD is a very real and serious condition. 

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