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profileStress Disorders, Traumatic, Acute

"Stress Disorders, Traumatic, Acute" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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A class of traumatic stress disorders that is characterized by the significant dissociative states seen immediately after overwhelming trauma. By definition it cannot last longer than 1 month, if it persists, a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (STRESS DISORDERS, POST-TRAUMATIC) is more appropriate.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Stress Disorders, Traumatic, Acute" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Stress Disorders, Traumatic, Acute" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 16 publications over 11 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2005 and 2006
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