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The physicians of the crisis intervention teams made the diagnosis of an Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) in 25 participants (42 %).
The revised CPG includes screening and early interventions for early stress states, like acute stress reaction, combat operational stress reaction, and acute stress disorder.
The relationship between acute stress disorder and posftraumatic stress disorder in the neonatal intensive care unit.
Acute stress disorder factors include perceived threat to life, being female and previous exposure to traumas (Davison and Neale, 2001).
Immediately and within the first month posttrauma, some survivors develop acute stress disorder (ASD), a psychiatric diagnosis which was introduced into the DSM as recently as 1994.
The trauma of the experience led him to develop an acute stress disorder, which evolved into posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION, 2004, Guidelines for the Psychiatric Treatment of Acute Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, American Psychiatric Association, Washington.
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).
Acute stress disorder, with symptoms similar to PTSD, may be present directly following the injury, while PTSD develops during the months following an injury.
Symptoms of Acute Stress Disorder may be apparent, including a subjective sense of numbing and detachment, a reduction in the awareness of one's surroundings, a sense of derealization and depersonalization, and an inability to recall important aspects of the precipitating circumstances (American Psychiatric Association [APA], 1994).
Psychiatric disorders reported have included anxiety disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, acute stress disorder, dissociation disorders, somatization disorders, sleep disorders, sexual dysfunction disorders, psychoactive substance abuse disorders, depressive disorders, adjustment disorders.
If the symptoms appear and subsequently disappear within a 1-month time frame, then acute stress disorder should be investigated.

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