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What's the difference between chronic vs acute stress?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: Acute vs chronic

Acute stress disorder (ASD) is a disorder seen in the first month following a trauma.
Symptoms overlap with post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd), which isn't diagnosed until a month after the trauma. Over 80% of people with ASD also have ptsd 6 months later. Those with multiple previous traumas, other mental health issues, & who dissociate when seeing trauma, are more often affected with both.

In brief: Acute vs chronic

Acute stress disorder (ASD) is a disorder seen in the first month following a trauma.
Symptoms overlap with post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd), which isn't diagnosed until a month after the trauma. Over 80% of people with ASD also have ptsd 6 months later. Those with multiple previous traumas, other mental health issues, & who dissociate when seeing trauma, are more often affected with both.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Acute vs chronic

Acute stress disorder (ASD) is a disorder seen in the first month following a trauma.
Symptoms overlap with post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd), which isn't diagnosed until a month after the trauma. Over 80% of people with ASD also have ptsd 6 months later. Those with multiple previous traumas, other mental health issues, & who dissociate when seeing trauma, are more often affected with both.

In brief: Acute vs chronic

Acute stress disorder (ASD) is a disorder seen in the first month following a trauma.
Symptoms overlap with post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd), which isn't diagnosed until a month after the trauma. Over 80% of people with ASD also have ptsd 6 months later. Those with multiple previous traumas, other mental health issues, & who dissociate when seeing trauma, are more often affected with both.
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