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May 05 2015


Acute Stress Disorder Symptoms

Acute Stress Disorder is characterized by the evolution of acute stress, dissociative, and other symptoms that happens within one month after exposure to Heal Developmental PTSD Trauma an extreme traumatic stressor (e.g., seeing a death or serious injury). As a response to the traumatic event, symptoms that are dissociative are developed by the person. People with Acute Stress Disorder have a decrease in mental responsiveness, often finding it difficult or impossible to experience pleasure in formerly enjoyable activities, and feel guilty about pursuing life jobs that are regular.

Someone who has Acute Stress Disorder may experience difficulty focusing, feel detached from their bodies, encounter the planet as unreal or dreamlike, or have growing difficulty remembering specific information on the traumatic event (dissociative amnesia).


In addition, at least one symptom from each one of the symptom clusters required for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder is not absent. First, the traumatic event is persistently reexperienced (e.g., recurrent recollections, images, ideas, dreams, illusions, flashback episodes, a sense of reliving the event, or distress on exposure to reminders of the event). Second, reminders of the injury (e.g., areas, people, actions) are avoided. Finally, hyperarousal in response to stimuli reminiscent of the trauma is present (e.g., trouble sleeping, irritability, poor concentration, hypervigilance, an exaggerated startle response, and motor restlessness).

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