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Stress Disorders, Traumatic, Acute

A class of traumatic stress disorders that is characterized by the significant dissociative states seen immediately after overwhelming trauma. By definition it cannot last longer than 1 month, if it persists, a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (STRESS DISORDERS, POST-TRAUMATIC) is more appropriate.

Year introduced: 2003

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Tree Number(s): F03.950.750.550

MeSH Unique ID: D040701

Entry Terms:

  • Stress Disorders, Acute
  • Acute Stress Disorder
  • Stress Disorder, Acute
  • Acute Stress Disorders

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