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DISORDERS ACUTE STRESS DISORDER POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD) * Both require that there was exposure to a life-threatening traumatic event (or that the event was perceived as life-threatening), or that there was threat to the physical integrity of self or others. (Examples of traumas: combat, rape, terrorist attack, accidents, natural disasters, childhood abuse, etc.) * Their symptoms are roughly the same for acute and post-traumatic stress disorder. * Both disorders require that the symptoms cause significant distress or impairment. * The difference between them lies in the length of time the symptoms have lasted. - Acute Stress Disorder: 2-30 days - PTSD: more than 30 days * 40% of those with Acute Stress Disorder will develop PTSD. * 50% of those with PTSD will recover within 3 months POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER DSM-IV Criteria for PTSD: A person must have been exposed to a life-threatening traumatic event AND have developed the following symptoms. (1) Re-experiencing a traumatic event through: * Recurrent and intrusive memories or dreams * Feeling as if the traumatic event were recurring
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This note was uploaded on 07/16/2009 for the course PSC 168 taught by Professor Zane during the Fall '07 term at UC Davis.

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