EU-OSHA’s multilingual thesaurus of occupational safety and health terminology lists words grouped together in a hierarchy. It includes synonyms and antonyms of those words and some definitions.

InfoDownload your complete EU-OSHA thesaurus terms in Excel format. Choose the language from the box

EU-OSHA thesaurus

Back to list of terms


Info -

post-traumatic stress disorder


trauma- and stressor-related disorder, also considered an anxiety disorder, arising as a delayed and protracted response to experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event involving actual or threatened death, serious injury or sexual violence to self or others

Context: Info

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a severe disorder consisting of a widespread range of symptoms following a traumatic event which exceeds the person's coping skills . Some occupational groups (like fire-fighters, police officers, health and social workers, bank employees and journalists) are more prone to the development of PTSD due to the unique demands of their jobs and an increased likelihood of being exposed to trauma.

Term reference

European Agency for Safety and Health at Work — EU-OSHA, Home » , Traumatic Stress Disorder,


  • Български: посттравматично стресово разстройство
  • Čeština: posttraumatická stresová porucha
  • Dansk: posttraumatisk stresssyndrom
  • Deutsch: posttraumatische Belastungsstörung
  • Ελληνικά: διαταραχή μετατραυματικού άγχους
  • English: post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Español: trastorno de estrés postraumático
  • Eesti: traumajärgne stressihäire
  • Suomi: traumaperäinen stressihäiriö
  • Français: trouble de stress post-traumatique
  • Hrvatski: post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Magyar: poszttraumás stressz zavar
  • Íslenska: áfallastreituröskun
  • Italiano: disturbo da stress di carattere post-traumatico
  • Lietuvių: potrauminio streso sutrikimas
  • Latviešu: posttraumatiskais stresa sindroms
  • Malti: post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Nederlands: posttraumatische stress-stoornis
  • Norsk: posttraumatisk stresslidelse
  • Polski: zespół stresu pourazowego
  • Português: stresse pós-traumático
  • Română: tulburarea de stres posttraumatic
  • Slovenčina: posttraumatická stresová porucha
  • Slovenščina: posttravmatska stresna motnja
  • Svenska: posttraumatiskt stress-syndrom