Acute stress disorder diagnostic criteria
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The diagnosis of acute stress disorder is based on the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria, which include criterion A i.e the exposure to actual or threatened death, serious injury, or sexual violation in one (or more) of the following ways such as directly experiencing the traumatic event(s), witnessing, in person, the event(s) as it occured to others, learning that the event(s) occured toa close family member or close friend, and experiencing repeated or extreme exposure to aversive details of the traumatic event(s), criterion B i.e presence of nine (or more) of the symptoms from any of the five categories of intrusion, negative mood, dissociation, avoidance, and arousal, beginning or worsening after the traumatic event(s) occurred, criterion C i.e duration of the disturbance (symptoms in Criterion B) is 3 days to 1 month after trauma exposure, criterion D i.e the disturbance causes clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational,or other important areas of functioning, and criterion E i.e the disturbance is not attributable to the physiological effects of a substance (e.g., medication or alcohol) or another medical condition (e.g., mild traumatic brain injury])and is not better explained by brief psychotic disorder.
DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for delusional disorder are as follows:
DSM-V Diagnostic Criteria for Acute Stress Disorder
Note:In cases of actual or threatened death of a family member or friend, the event(s) must have been violent or accidental .
exposed to details of child abuse).
Note:This does not apply to exposure through electronic media, television, movies, or pictures, unless this exposure is work related .
Note: In children, repetitive play may occur in which themes or aspects of the traumatic event(s) are expressed.
Note: In children, there may be frightening dreams without recognizable content.
Note: In children, trauma-specific reenactment may occur in play .
Note: Symptoms typically begin immediately after the trauma, but persistence for at least 3 days and up to a month is needed to meet disorder criteria .