ACUTE STRESS DISORDER
In Acute Stress Disorder, catastrophic thoughts arise about how a traumatic event could have been handled differently. They usually refer to feelings of guilt regarding the reaction to the event or how the person could have avoided the situation.
It is very common for a person to experience panic attacks because the memory of the trauma appears spontaneously. Other times, there are no clear memories of the event, but there are feelings that generate a severe psychological distress and activate physiological responses that resemble the experience lived. The state of mind can be very upset and a person can be agitated, anxious, tense, irritable, hostile, thus causing the deterioration of interpersonal relationships.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When can an Acute Stress Disorder be detected?
This disorder usually appears up to three days after a traumatic event.
What is the difference between an Acute Stress Disorder and a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?
The symptoms of this disorder develop faster than in the case of PTSD; they usually appear within three days and can prevail for up to a month or more. An Acute Stress Disorder precedes the onset of PTSD in 50% of the cases.
OUR TREATMENT MODEL
CADE offers a multidisciplinary treatment according to the characteristics and needs of the patient that is based on the patient´s diagnosis and an individual intervention plan.
A psychological or psychiatric disorder generally has a genetic or biological origin detonated by difficult and early or current traumatic experiences that lead the individual to become ill. Therefore, the clinical intervention in these disorders necessitates the multidisciplinary work of psychiatry, psychology, medicine, nutrition and complementary therapies. The treatment can be outpatient, inpatient or semi-inpatient based.