This acute stress disorder test can be used to see if you meet the official DSM-5 criteria for acute stress disorder (ASD). However, this ASD test can not be used as a diagnostic tool and does not provide conclusive advice regarding your mental state. Fortunately, the results of the acute stresss disorder test offer a recommendation for potential further steps. Acute stress disorder, also known as shock, is a mental disorder that may develop right after experiencing a traumatic event. Often, but not always, the diagnosis of ASD precedes the diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) . In the majority of the cases, the ASD symptoms disappear within a month after the traumatic event, which can be checked with this acute stress disorder test. Both PTSD and ASD negatively affect functioning on different aspects in life, such as social life and occupation. People diagnosed with ASD more often than people without ASD experience flashbacks, sleeping problems and concentration problems. Fortunately, ASD treatment reduces the ASD symptoms significantly , and improves the quality of life .
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