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What are symptoms of acute stress disorder?

Symptoms of acute stress disorder are similar to those of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but of shorter duration, lasting at least two days but less than a month after a traumatic event. Symptoms of acute stress disorder may include:
  • Being easily startled
  • Flashbacks or dreams about a traumatic event
  • Withdrawal from people and certain situations
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Effects lasting for at least two days, but less than one month

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