Acute Stress Disorder: What It Is and How to Treat It by Richard A. Bryant PhD

By Richard A. Bryant PhD

Drawing on broad learn and medical event, top authority Richard A. Bryant explores what works--and what does not work--in coping with acute annoying rigidity. He stories the present kingdom of the technology on acute rigidity disease (ASD) and provides diagnostic instructions in keeping with DSM-5. In an easy, hugely readable type, Bryant stocks wealthy insights into easy methods to offer potent, compassionate care to precise populations, together with people with light worrying mind harm, army group of workers and primary responders, and kids. Evidence-based intervention tactics are defined. Reproducible evaluation instruments and handouts will be downloaded and revealed in a handy eight 0.5" x eleven" size.

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6%). for ASD severity and the independent measures of distress. This shows that nine symptoms performed optimally in achieving sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive power. In DSM-5, we took the approach of treating each symptom as having equivalent weight because attempts to achieve better predictive accuracy with certain combinations or weightings of symptoms (which is essentially what was done in DSM-IV) failed to improve prediction. 1, we see that approximately 20% of the total sample reported nine symptoms, reinforcing the conclusion that nine symptoms may be the optimal number.

Derealization or depersonalization. 7. Dissociative amnesia of critical aspects of trauma (not due to other causes of impaired encoding or forgetting). Effortful avoidance of memories, thoughts, feelings of the trauma. 9. Effortful avoidance of external reminders of the trauma (situations, activities, conversations). Arousal 10. Sleep disturbance. 11. Irritable behavior and angry outbursts. Hypervigilance. 13. Concentration deficits. 14. Exaggerated startle response. C. Duration of symptoms occurs between 3 days and 1 month after trauma.

Initial responses to combat could include anxiety, depression, confusion, restricted affect, irritability, somatic pain, paralysis, withdrawal, listlessness, paranoia, nausea, startle reactions, and sympathetic hyperactivity (Bar-On, Solomon, Noy, & Nardi, 1986). Importantly, CSR has always been conceptualized as a transient reaction, and not one that is necessarily psychopathological. This presumption can be traced back to earlier military ideas that those who developed persistent psychological problems after combat were psychologically vulnerable.

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