Acute stress disorder

What is Acute stress disorder?

Acute stress reaction (also called acute stress disorder, psychological shock, mental shock, or simply shock) is a psychological condition arising in response to a terrifying or traumatic event. It should not be confused with the unrelated circulatory condition of shock, or the concept of shock value.

"Acute stress response" was first described by Walter Cannon in the 1920s as a theory that animals react to threats with a general discharge of the sympathetic nervous system. The response was later recognized as the first stage of a general adaptation syndrome that regulates stress responses among vertebrates and other organisms.

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My son is hospitalized for acute stress disorder. He refuses to be medicated.
Nothing will be given him because of his patient's rights.
What can...

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depnding uponlocal laws and patient's conditon treatment should be given

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Hi, so I m 20 yrs old...told I was healthy, but have what my therapist says acute stress disorder anyways its caused me bunch of anxiety and panic,...

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Acute stress disorder occur a severe stress and last for few days. Your symptoms appear to related to...

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I have been facing abdominal discomfort, like a feeling of fullness in the stomach Even after emptying the bowel.and also rapid weight loss...

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Warrants an immediate examination

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Excessive sweating, rapid weight loss are not good signs...

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