Traumatic experiences can induce a lot of stress in your mind. Yes, stress is a necessary part of living life. It helps you work hard, tackle problems better and overall conquer obstacles. But too much of stress is not good in any case. And the occurrence of traumatic incidents can involuntarily lead you to experience loads of stress.
Yes, you may end up in stressful situations every now and then during this journey of life. But traumatic situations that induce huge amounts of stress are different. Those can even have lasting impacts on the mind and overall mental health. Once you have gone through, witnessed or been exposed to a traumatic experience some symptoms are natural. Some trauma is just inevitable. The aftershock of the event is bound to hit you hard depending on how traumatizing the experience was.
But sometimes these aftereffects can last a bit too longer than usual. These aftereffects can include various symptoms. Some patients experience flashbacks of the incident. Some go through severe mood changes. And some may show signs of dissociation and may avoid the subject of the episode entirely. If these symptoms last between three days to one month within four weeks after the event, it is ASD. ASD stands for Acute Stress Disorder. And if these symptoms last longer than one month, then it’s Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). There is a very high chance of ASD patients progressing to PTSD if left untreated.
Windermere Psychiatrist at Silver Lining Psychiatry can help you diagnose if you are going through a similar mental health issue. In stressful times, it can be helpful to seek support. Not just from friends and family. A skilled Psychiatrist can also help you overcome this situation. Don’t shy away and don’t avoid seeking help. Call us now at Silver Lining Psychiatry to let us help you out right away!