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Acute Stress Disorder: Top Five Symptoms

Friday, 15 Oct 2010 02:23 PM

If you have recently suffered from trauma, an accident, or any sort of bereavement, there is a high possibility that you might be suffering from Acute Stress Disorder or Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Symptoms of acute stress include severe reactions such as numbing or detachment. You might even repeatedly think about your trauma. It is essential to understand the symptoms of stress and seek medical help as quickly as possible. The top five signs of post-traumatic stress are mentioned below.
  1. Terror: People suffering from post-traumatic stress usually suffer from continuous fear that may include nightmares. After the traumatic incident, patients might repeatedly think about the incident, resulting in severe stress and anxiety. These acute stress disorder symptoms, when identified, can be easily treated using prescription drugs and psychoanalytic techniques that help calm the patient.
  2. Emotional Triggers: Severe emotional triggers may also be a distinctive symptom of traumatic stress disorder. This often manifests itself in a way where the person no longer feels pain if they have faced trauma and suffered a physical injury. Psychotherapy is the best cure for these stress symptoms.
  3. Hyper-arousal: This is an indication of chronic acute stress disorder and needs immediate therapy. Hyper activity of the nervous system results in associated symptoms such as an increase in heartbeat and cold sweats. The presence of traumatic stress is also indicated by an unusually hyperactive response to usual day-to-day activities.
  4. Social Detachment: Social detachment is a definite indicator of post-traumatic stress. The anxiety may make you appear cold to normal situations and cause you to lose interest in relationships. Social detachment may also bring about loss of pleasure derived from activities you may have once enjoyed.
  5. General anxiety symptoms: Post-traumatic stress may also bring about other general anxiety disorder symptoms that include a highly irritable nature, poor concentration, and insomnia.
If somone is suffering from post-traumatic stress, it is essential that they seek psychiatric help in order to avoid possibly severe repercussions.

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