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What Is Acute Stress Disorder?

Personal injury attorney advice on this psychiatric injury, which can arise from a traumatizing car accident, and is very similar to PTSD

The trauma of a serious car accident can leave many victims with acute stress disorder. You may be entitled to compensation for acute stress disorder that is caused by another driver’s negligence.

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What is Acute Stress Disorder?

Acute stress disorder is very similar to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in terms of the triggering event, the effects, the symptoms and diagnosis.

However, acute stress disorder differs from (PTSD) in terms of duration. In order to be diagnosed with PTSD, a Michigan auto accident victim’s symptoms must have been present for more than one month.

On the other hand, for a Michigan auto accident victim’s symptoms to be diagnosed as acute stress disorder, the symptoms must have been present for at least two days, but no more than four weeks.

What are symptoms of acute stress disorder?

In addition to the symptoms associated with PTSD, sufferers of acute stress disorder may present clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.

Additionally, acute stress disorder is also known to impair a Michigan auto accident victim’s ability to pursue some necessary task, such as obtaining necessary assistance or mobilizing personal resources by telling family members about the car crash that has traumatized the victim.

What types of traumatic events trigger acute stress disorder?

Car accidents and other extreme or life-threatening events are the type of traumatic events that can trigger acute stress disorder.

When are symptoms of acute stress disorder diagnosed?

For an auto accident victim’s symptoms to be diagnosed as acute stress disorder, the symptoms must have been present for at least two days, but no more than four weeks.

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