Acute stress disorder occurs in individuals without any other apparent psychiatric disorder, in response to exceptional physical/or psychological stress. While severe, such reactions usually subside within hours or days. The stress may be an overwhelming traumatic experience (. accident, battle, physical assault, rape) or unusually sudden change in social circumstances of the individual, such as multiple bereavement. Individual vulnerability and coping capacity play a role in the occurrence and severity of acute stress reactions, as evidenced by the fact that not all people exposed to exceptional stress develop symptoms. However, it needs to be remembered that an acute stress disorders falls under the class of an anxiety disorder.
Falls Neuropsychology and Psychotherapy Associates, PLLC, is a group of knowledgeable and caring professionals providing a full range of mental health services. We specialize in evaluating and treating individuals with neurological and other medical challenges and have many years of experience in working with these populations. We also routinely evaluate and treat a wide variety of emotional and psychiatric difficulties such as depression, anxiety, and adjustment problems. Our staff has expertise in treating these areas throughout the life span. We provide services to child, adolescent, adult and geriatric populations.
The HSA give information and advice to individuals and to groups on the topic and we advise and assist employers in putting in place a system for addressing and controlling stress. We also develop tools to be used to assess stress in organisation. Work Positive is one tool that informs employers and employees about Work-related Stress and also involves a questionnaire, which identifies where the main sources of stress are coming from within a company. It has been widely used in Irish organisations and will soon be used in the UK too. We have noted that one of the main causes of stress is bullying and we have in place best practice systems for dealing with bullying in order to minimise the stress that it causes.