acute stress related disorder

When it comes to a traumatic injury, an individual can be diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after the accident occurs. It is not uncommon for an individual to face an anxiety illness due to the extreme stress caused by the physiological incident. Experiences that can result in PTSD include being involved in a serious accident such as a car wreck, being critically injured or seeing someone else seriously injured and surviving an explosion or another devastating event. 

What is Acute Stress Reaction?

Acute Stress Reaction is connected to PTSD and is a psychological condition that can develop due to a traumatic event. If you witness a traumatic event, you may begin to have feelings of extreme fear or stress. Such a reaction can manifest after an accident or event occurs and will have a wide range of symptoms. 

In most cases, an acute stress reaction leaves the individual in a dazed state and can limit the way the individual responds to stimulus. Not long after the trauma occurs, the individual may begin to withdraw from their surroundings or become agitated and anxious, showing signs of depression and anxiety. 

The individual with acute stress reaction from the traumatic event will begin to show signs of panic, which can include a racing heartbeat, sweating, and flushing. Symptoms will usually occur then disappear in a two to three-day time frame. If the symptoms last for a longer period of time but do not last longer than a four-week time frame, the individual is suffering from an acute stress disorder. When symptoms last longer than a month, the individual is most likely to be diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. 

When you or a loved one experience a traumatic event, whether you are injured physically or not, it is important to evaluate your mental health. It is quite common for individuals to face mental issues after a traumatic experience. When you experience symptoms associated with acute stress disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder, treatment is a must. 

Our Louisiana personal injury attorneys are ready to work for you and review your case. By scheduling a consultation with our experienced attorneys, we can determine if you have the ability to file for monetary compensation based on your mental and physical condition. We work with you every step of the way so that you understand your legal rights and receive the just compensation you deserve.

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