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Acute stress reaction

Under acute stress reactions understand transient disorders of any severity or any kind arising from the absence of any mental illness in response to extremely stressful events, such as natural disasters, acts of war or emergency crisis in the relationship. This term is used to refer to disorders that are tested within a few hours or days. Longer reaction is relatively mild described as adaptation, with severe talk about post-traumatic stress disorder (long-term effects of stress). The clinical picture of acute reactions to stress diverse, thus can be observed in various combinations agitation, vegetative symptoms of anxiety, restricted response to their environment, obvious disorientation, stupor, and Fugue. The only treatment which requires such patients is to provide opportunities to talk about stressful events experienced in severe cases as prescribed small doses of anxiolytic drugs.


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