Acute Stress Disorder

Resources for Patients and Caregivers

Acute stress disorder is a psychiatric diagnosis that may occur in patients within four weeks of a traumatic event. Features include anxiety, intense fear or helplessness, dissociative symptoms, reexperiencing the event, and avoidance behaviors.


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Diagnosis: Acute Distress Disorder: Wiki-“Distressed Personality Type
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Symptoms: Suppressing emotional feelings of anger and sorrow even when apporpriate;
Progression: By anticipating negative events, they become more tense and inhibited around others.
Medications: Both for stress and heart may help.

YouTube Video – What Is Acute Stress Disorder?

Amazon or Library Book: Master Stress Management

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Contact your local Social Security office for possible Disability Income Benefits under their section 12.05

Resources for Physicians, Counselors and Researchers


The world-wide medical research
reports chosen for each diagnosis 

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PubMed article’s summary-abstract.