ACUTE STRESS DISORDER (ASD)

an illness exemplifying the instant psychological consequences of being exposed to a distressing agent. Additional to attributes of posttraumatic stress, ASD might even consist of aspects of disassociation and confusion. ASD doesn't automatically progress directly into PTSD.

ACUTE STRESS DISORDER (ASD): "Following his witnessing of his friend's traumatic death, Steven developed Acute Stress Disorder."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ACUTE STRESS DISORDER (ASD)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/acute-stress-disorder-asd/ (accessed November 28, 2020).
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