Acute Stress Disorder: What It Is and How to Treat It by Richard A. Bryant PhD

By Richard A. Bryant PhD

Drawing on large learn and scientific adventure, major authority Richard A. Bryant explores what works--and what does not work--in handling acute disturbing rigidity. He reports the present country of the technological know-how on acute tension ailment (ASD) and provides diagnostic directions in response to DSM-5. In a simple, hugely readable variety, Bryant stocks wealthy insights into the way to supply potent, compassionate care to precise populations, together with people with gentle anxious mind harm, army team of workers and primary responders, and youngsters. Evidence-based intervention approaches are defined. Reproducible evaluate instruments and handouts will be downloaded and published in a handy eight half" x eleven" size.

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In the context of most longitudinal studies indicating that the majority of trauma survivors adapt in the 6 months after exposure and enjoy remission of symptoms, these studies suggest that people who do meet criteria for ASD are at higher risk for persistent PTSD. We can see that in this sense the ASD performs moderately well in predicting later PTSD. However, the sensitivity across most studies was poor. This indicates that the majority of trauma survivors who eventually developed PTSD did not meet the full criteria for ASD.

Accordingly, DSM-IV involved a series of mechanisms that each diagnosis was subjected to in order to be included in the new diagnostic system. These included comprehensive reviews of the empirical literature, statistical analyses of existing datasets, and field trials to test the utility of the proposed diagnoses (Blank, 1993). These steps were managed by separate committees that were responsible for each diagnosis. The new ASD diagnosis did not go through this process. Instead, it was progressed into DSM-IV rather late in the development of DSM, and accordingly was introduced without adequate testing or review (Bryant & Harvey, 1997).

This idea was supported by some evidence at the time that peritraumatic dissociative responses are predictive of subsequent PTSD (Cardeña & Spiegel, 1993; Koopman, Classen, & Spiegel, 1994), a finding that has been replicated on numerous occasions in studies conducted since DSM-IV was published (Ehlers, Mayou, & Bryant, 1998; Murray, Ehlers, & Mayou, 2002; Shalev, Freedman, Peri, Brandes, & Sahar, 1997). In drawing support for the importance of dissociation in acute (and for that matter, chronic) responses to trauma, proponents drew an array of sources of evidence.

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