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What is acute stress disorder?

Status: Open    Mar 08, 2015 - 06:16 AM

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Sep 02, 2015 - 01:42 PM

Acute stress disorder (ASD) is an anxiety disorder characterized by a cluster of dissociative and anxiety symptoms occurring within one month of traumatic event. Dissociation is a psychological reaction to trauma in which the mind tries to cope by "sealing off" some features of the trauma from conscious awareness. Acute stress disorder is a new diagnostic category that was introduced in 1994 to differentiate time limited reactions to trauma from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
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