About Stress Disorder
The anxiety and behavioral disturbances that develop within a month of exposure to extreme trauma. The symptoms of an acute stress disorder usually begin during or shortly following the trauma. The extreme traumatic events include physical assault, rape, accidents etc.
People who work at jobs that carry a high-risk for traumatic events—such as military personnel—may benefit from preparation training and counseling to reduce their risk of developing ASD or PSTD if a traumatic event does occur.