Acute Stress Disorder
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Resource Type: Documents and Publications
Focus Population: Family Members, People who have experienced Trauma, Youth, Youth of Transition Age
Topics: Behavioral Health Organizational Guidance Docs, Crisis Response System, Family, Trauma-informed
This guide provides an overview of acute stress disorder in children, a less severe and briefer condition than posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Like PTSD, acute stress disorder may be triggered by a natural or human-caused disaster.