Encyclopedia of Pain

2007 Edition

Acute Stress Disorder

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-29805-2_84

Definition

A psychiatric disorder whose onset is within one month of exposure to trauma, and whose symptoms are similar to post traumatic distress. They include re-experiencing the event as with flashbacks and nightmares, dissociative symptoms like numbing, avoidance of any reminder of the trauma, and hyperarousal or increased generalized anxiety.

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