publication . Article . 2003

The relationship between acute stress disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder in severely injured trauma survivors

Mark Creamer; Meaghan O'Donnell; Phillipa Pattison;
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  • Published: 30 Jun 2003
Abstract
This prospective longitudinal study was designed to investigate the relationship between acute stress disorder (ASD) and the subsequent development of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a population of severely injured hospitalised trauma survivors. Symptoms of ASD were assessed just prior to discharge in 307 consecutive admissions to a Level 1 Trauma Centre, with PTSD assessments completed at 3 and 12 months post-injury. A well-established structured clinical interview was adopted for both assessments. Only 1% of the sample met criteria for an ASD diagnosis (at a mean of 8 days post-injury), while the incidence of PTSD was 9% at 3 months and 10% at 12 mont...
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Medical Subject Headings: mental disordersbehavioral disciplines and activities
free text keywords: Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Longitudinal study, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Traumatic brain injury, medicine.disease, Psychology, Pediatrics, Prospective cohort study, Acute Stress Disorder, Dissociative disorders, Anxiety disorder, Risk factor
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