Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

ASD or PTSD are anxiety disorders that may occur following an individual’s exposed to death, threatened death, actual or threatened serious injury, or actual or threatened sexual violence. Immediately, months or years following the exposure an individual may experience recurrent intrusive thoughts of the event that cause marked distress, heightened arousal, nightmares, and/or emotional detachment. These symptoms can negatively affect an individual’s ability to function.