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Stress 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.

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.


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 18 publications over 14 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2005 and 2006
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.