long term effects of ptsd

Acute Stress Disorder vs. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Examining the differences between acute stress disorder vs. post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may seem fairly straightforward. However, as with most mental health disorders, every individual copes with intense stress differently. Acute stress disorder refers to the body’s immediate response to trauma, whereas PTSD is the long-term aftermath of trauma. It can be difficult to identify…