Acute Stress Disorder Suggestions

(Also Known As: Anxiety Suggestions, Anxiety Disorder Suggestions, Anxiety Attack Suggestions, Acute Stress Reaction Suggestions, Acute Stress Syndrome Suggestions)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

Suggestions for Acute Stress Disorder

Acute Stress Disorder can possibly advance into a more chronic form of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder hence it is advantageous to prevent the possible negative consequences and advancement of the Acute Stress Disorder condition by following the following therapeutic tips and suggestions:

  • Seek immediate psychological intervention or debriefing from a qualified therapist after the traumatic event.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if one has suffered physical injuries.
  • Seek the help of authorities if one has been the victim of or has witnessed a crime.
  • Learn relaxation techniques to control anxiety.
  • Write about the traumatic event.
  • Seek the support of family and friends.
  • Talk about the traumatic event and express one’s thoughts and feelings with a trusted friend, family member, or therapist.
  • Take a few days off from work or school to help regain one’s focus or normal functioning.
  • Take an art, dance, or some other creative class as an outlet for one’s anxieties and fears.
  • Actively learn more coping skills.
  • Seek out a support group for people who have experienced the same kind of trauma.
  • Develop resilience and hardiness by not giving in to feelings of helplessness.

Could You Have Acute Stress Disorder?

Acute Stress Disorder Topics

Related Conditions

Generalized Anxiety Disorder – Anxiety, Stress, Heart Palpitation, Excessive Worry, Dizziness
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – Obsession, Compulsion, Anxiety, Irrational and Uncontrollable Thoughts
Panic Disorder – Intense Feeling of Anxiety, Panic Attack, Excessive Fear, Palpitation, Rapid Breathing, Racing Thoughts, Dizziness, Blurred Vision
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – Nightmares, Insomnia, Sexual Abuse, Irritation, Social Impairment, Problems with Memory and Concentration, Intrusive Memories, Hyper-Vigilance