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acute

1. Maths
a. (of an angle) less than 90°
b. (of a triangle) having all its interior angles less than 90°
2. of a disease
a. arising suddenly and manifesting intense severity
b. of relatively short duration
3. (of a hospital, hospital bed, or ward) intended to accommodate short-term patients with acute illnesses

acute

[ə′kyüt]
(biology)
Ending in a sharp point.
(medicine)
Referring to a disease or disorder of rapid onset, short duration, and pronounced symptoms.
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Providing the best possible care for acute stress reactions and PTSD is crucial to the care of those who have served our country, when that service has resulted in problematic responses to stress.
Wives of men who were deployed showed rates of diagnosis that were 24% higher for depressive disorders, 21%-40% higher for sleep disorders, 25%-29% higher for anxiety disorders, and 23%-39% higher for acute stress reaction and adjustment disorders, compared with wives of nondeployed men.
Based on the case formulation as derived using various established sources and cases where family stressors and discord have led to acute stress reaction, a multi-faceted therapeutic intervention plan was designed.
Pennsylvania State University, US reported from its Department of Nutrition, in April last year, a study which found that the results suggest that pistachios may aid in calming acute stress reaction.
This plea was accepted by the Crown who conceded that he had suffered an acute stress reaction.
Each participant completed a questionnaire assessing demographic characteristics and the Stanford Acute Stress Reaction Questionnaire (SASRQ).
2004) between 18-24 March 2004 showed that 47% of a Madrid general population sample (N = 1,179) had an acute stress reaction in relation to the M11 attacks, as measured by the Acute Stress Disorder Scale (ASDS; Bryant & Harvey, 2000).
At stress levels 7, 8 and 9 we are experiencing an acute stress reaction.
According to Gladeana McMahon, a psychologist specialising in stress management, burn-out is an acute stress reaction which has physical, emotional and psychological symptoms.

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