ASD (Acute Stress Disorder)

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ASD refers to clinically significant (causing significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning) symptoms more than two days but less than one month after exposure to a trauma, as defined above (may progress to PTSD if symptoms last more than one month).[1]


  1. Source: DoD/VA Practice Guideline: Management of Post Traumatic Stress, p. 22. Developed by The Management of Post-Traumatic Stress Working Group, 2010, with support from: The Office of Quality and Performance, VA, Washington, DC & Quality Management Division, United States Army MEDCOM. Accessed 11.12.11