Stress Disorders, Traumatic, Acute


Acute Stress Disorder

Acute Stress Disorders

Stress Disorder, Acute

Stress Disorders, Acute

A class of traumatic stress disorders that is characterized by the significant dissociative states seen immediately after overwhelming trauma. By definition it cannot last longer than 1 month, if it persists, a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (STRESS DISORDERS, POST-TRAUMATIC) is more appropriate.