acute stress disorder


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Related to acute stress disorder: generalized anxiety disorder, adjustment disorder, Post traumatic stress disorder

acute stress disorder

n.
A psychiatric disorder that occurs within a month after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event, characterized by symptoms such as flashbacks or amnesia, problems with concentration and sleep, emotional numbness, and persistent negative mood.
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New DSM-IV diagnosis of acute stress disorder [Letter to the editor], American Journal of Psychiatry, 157, 1889-1891.
Australian guidelines for the treatment of adults with acute stress disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.
There were clashes between military factions in the camp and several weeks afterward we had acute stress disorder and PTSD cases directly related to the clash," explains Kazour "It can be an acute feeling days or weeks after military clashes.
Should the adverse symptoms not resolve within a few weeks, acute stress disorder (ASD) may be diagnosed.
Patients were excluded if they had major depression, bipolar disorder, panic disorder, phobic disorder, OCD, posttraumatic stress disorder, acute stress disorder, substance-induced anxiety disorder, psychosis, dementia, or substance abuse or dependence within the preceding 3 months.
The most common anxiety disorders, as defined by the 'Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder' (American Psychiatric Association, 1994), are specific phobia, social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), acute stress disorder and separation anxiety disorder.
In July 2003, plaintiff Robert Montour became disabled due to symptoms of an acute stress disorder.
The current findings suggest that direct activation of trauma memories is particularly useful for prevention of PTSD symptoms in patients with acute stress disorder, a precursor to PTSD," wrote the authors led by Richard Bryant, a psychologist at University of New South Wales, Australia.
It produces mental health books, assessment tools, patient education materials, and branding solution for pharmaceuticals in such areas as Alzheimer's disease, ADHD, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, conduct disorder, depression in adults, metabolic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post traumatic and acute stress disorder and schizophrenia.
Consequently, the biggest impact of bioterrorism is psychological, initially in the form of mass panic and later ranging from acute stress disorder, anger, or guilt to posttraumatic stress disorder, phobias, sleep disorders, depression, or substance abuse (DiGiovanni, 1999).
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